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The Plant Club August 2020 – Baby Rubber Plant
I’m definitely not turning into a crazy plant lady just yet, but having plants in the house has been a fun experience. I know that it’s easier to have faux plants since they don’t require any care, but there’s just something about the real thing that makes the extra effort worth it. Plus, they improve the air quality and that’s always a nice thing. In August, The Plant Box subscribers received Baby Rubber Plant or Peperomia obtusifolia.
HOW IT WORKS:
For $24.95 + $9.00 S&H subscribers will receive a package that includes one carefully wrapped healthy “featured plant”, a suitable pot, premium potting soil mix with a bag of pebbles for drainage, if necessary, a plant name tag, and a hand-illustrated sheet with instructions. At the time of this post, there’s no option to receive pet-friendly plants only. Click here to subscribe.
What’s included in The Plant Club August 2020 box:
- Baby Rubber Plant aka Peperomia obtusifolia
- Graphite swirl clay pot – imported from Italy!
- Premium soil blend, custom made by The Plant Club to match the plant’s needs
- River pebbles for drainage
- Cork plant mat
Care instructions are encouraging – it’s a very low maintenance plant and we’re all about that.
1 // Peperomia obtusifolia is a tropical Caribbean plant that thrives between 65° – 75° F, but no colder than 50°.
2 // It prefers medium, indirect sunlight – hot sun may scorch the leaves.
3 // Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings. It’s better to underwater this babe than to overwater.
4 // Pruning is recommended to get a nice bushy plant.
5 // Peperomia obtusifolia is non-toxic for cats, dogs, and humans. Yay!
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Peperomia obtusifolia inspo on IG. Maybe mine will grow to be this cute and bushy, too?
- Received Garden Merit award from the Royal Horticultural Society.
- Baby Rubber Plant is a slow-growing plant and will remain a compact little bush, rarely reaching height over 12″.
- Produces unusual-looking flowers that look like narrow soft white spikes.
- Peperomia obtusifolia is nearly unkillable and able to regenerate after completely dying back to the stem.
Another month and another great plant from The Plant Club. I immediately knew the best place to keep my new Baby Rubber Plant – on a bookshelf overlooking a big window that gets lots of diffused indirect sunlight. On paper, these look like ideal conditions but we will see how she takes it in the next few weeks. Since this plant is non-toxic, I might eventually move it to the kitchen counter where it can brighten the space with a touch of green.
What do you think about this subscription service? Do you have any plants at home?