House Plant ID? Any ideas?

puglvr1(9b central FL)October 16, 2013

Hello, received this house plant from a friend, but she wasn't sure what its called...any clue?

Thanks!!

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asleep_in_the_garden

peperomia obtusifolia. :)

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 2:31PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks asleep! appreciate it.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 3:24PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

My pleasure! :)

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 3:33PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi there Pug,

I saw your mention of this question elsewhere, came to look. Yes, that ID is right & what nice looking plant too, such pristine leaves. Good for you, enjoy!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 10:04PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks like it's flowering!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 6:15AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks PG, she said she was going to toss it since she's running out of room and would I like it? I'd love it Of course, I said :o)....

Rhizo, its blooming? will have to google to see what it looks like...

Since the leaves are quite succulent, I'm guessing this one likes to dry out a little before watering it thoroughly? Fertilize lightly maybe 2x a month? Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 8:27AM
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birdsnblooms

Nancy, is this the thread you wanted me to see???

Your plant is Peperomia obtusifolia, like others mentioned, and in bloom to boot.

Yes, you're right, soil needs to dry between waterings. Pep's thick leaves hold water..left wet for prolonged periods cause mold/rot.

Peps are strange plants. They're similar to succulents, but require humidity.
Obtusifolia doesn't need as much humidity as other Peps, but it can't hurt.

Our conservatory has various Peps growing directly in-ground.
Temps are very cool, and because they're in-ground, surrounded by larger plants, they're in low light.

Out of all Peps, obtusifolia is one of the hardiest.
Over-wateringis the #1 killer...

Good luck...'

Karen, I don't know how to contact you. Toni

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 12:27PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Hi Toni, you found my post,lol...Thanks for your advise and tips, appreciate it!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 4:17PM
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