Variegated Peperomia, Peperomia obtusifolia 'variegata', baby rubber plant, potted plant



The Variegated Peperomia (Peperomia Obtusifolia 'variegata') is also known as the Variegated Baby Rubber Plant because it's thick leaves are reminiscent of the rubber plant. This pepromia specie enjoys bright, indirect light. It likes indoor temperatures and should be kept above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. As a tropical plant native to Central America, it is not cold tolerant. It will grow to about a foot tall with many thick branches. It can be pruned for shape or size. It is suitable not only for table-top display, but also hanging planters.

Preferring a light, airy potting mix, the biggest mistake in caring for the Peperomia Obtusifolia is over-watering. Let the soil dry between watering so that root rot doesn't develop.
Each leaf of the variegata cultivar of Peperomia obtusifolia presents a pronounced and unique pattern of dark green surrounded by an off-white to yellow irregular border around the outer edges of the leaves.

Bearing some superficial similarity to the variegated jade plant, the specific patterning of the leaves with the variegations largely confined to the leaf edges, gives us a first glance differentiator between the two species.

Your order will be for one Variegated Peperomia that is firmly rooted and potted in a 4" nursery pot. It will be securely packed for shipment by USPS Priority Mail to ensure quick transit time and minimize potential shipping damage. We HIGHLY recommend that you add a 72hour heat pack to your order if you live in an area that is below 50 degrees to protect the plant from cold damage in transit.

Each order will include complete care instructions for the Peperomia obtusifolia variegata. This is a fairly easy to care for houseplant that is tolerant of occasional missed waterings.

We can't accept returns for live plants, but if there are any issues, please contact us immediately. At Sylvan Gardens, our mission is to help you grow good things.

As with all live plants, please open the package as soon as your plant is delivered.
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Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

All our plants, seeds and cuttings will include detailed instructions for planting, care, and everything else you need to know to help your plants thrive!

Shipping Times, Methods, and Costs?

Most plants are shipped by USPS Priority Mail or USPS . In cold months we only ship by Priority Mail to minimize shipping times and we strongly recommend that you add a heat pack to your order to protect your plants from cold damage. The heat packs are priced low to cover our cost and can mean the difference between receiving a happy, healthy plant or a plant that is damaged or killed by cold exposure. Our mission is to help you grow good things, and that starts with taking every precaution in shipping to make sure your plant arrives in good condition. If there is any issue with your order when you receive it, please let us know.


Reviews (4)


Very nice and well packaged.

Repeat customer, plant looks amazing.

Arrived very timely and the plant arrived in perfect condition! It was wrapped very securely, and the only mess was the one I made after the fact. So pleased to have this one!

Arrived in perfect condition. I love him!!!

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