Peperomia Plant Identification and Care Advice

I asked in another group the name of this plant and I was told it’s a Peperomia obtusifolia, but based on other pictures I’ve seen of it, mine doesn’t seem like it is a peperomia. It’s starting to become limp, but it’s still producing new leaves. What is the plant and what can I do to save it?


Yes your plant does look like a peperomia obtusifolia. See the picture below for comparison.

If the soil is very dry and the leaves are limp, then set the plant in a deep saucer of water for 10 minutes so it can absorb water from the bottom. The leaves should become firm again in a few hours. If the leaves are limp and the soil is wet, you have over watered and the roots have rotted. Remove the plant from the pot and allow it to sit out bare root for 24 hours. Repot into a container with fresh soil that has drip holes in the bottom and is only an inch or two larger than the root ball. Place in bright indirect light and be careful with your water.

You can read all my care tips for a peperomia in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.