Peperomia obtusifolia “variegated white” Plant Identification
I bought this at Trader Joes a few weeks ago. No identification. I have looked at my books and online and I cannot figure out what it is. Any idea?
Your plant looks like a type of Peperomia plant. The full name is Peperomia obtusifolia “variegated white.”
Just to be sure, are the leaves thick and a little rubbery? If not, please send me an email and describe the size and texture of the leaves.
If I have the right plant, you can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of the solid green variety but the care tips are just about the same. Your plant needs as much bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. as possible to maintain the white in the leaves. If the light is too low, the new leaves will come in solid green.