Peperomia Obtusifolia

Botanical Name:

Peperomia obtusifolia

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well draining, loose mix, 6.1-7.8 pH
Heat Tolerant
75°F / 24°C - Extreme Heat
Cold Tolerant
-1.1 °C / 30 °F
Characteristics

Plant Type

Houseplant, Perennial, Poisonous, Herb, rhizomatous

Lifespan

Perennial Zones 10-12

Plant Height

6-12in / 15-30cm

Flower

Flowers are small and white-cream in color. They are crowded on an erect spike (spadix). Flowers have 2 stamens and 0 perianths.

Benefits
Ornamental

Round, rubbery foliage.

Warning

Toxic, keep away from pets. Contact with the skin may cause dermatitis, while ingestion can cause oral irritation, salivation and vomiting.

Taxonomy

Order

Piperales

Family

Piperaceae

Genus

Peperomia


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