Peperomia obtusifolia (L.) A.Dietr.

Baby Rubber Plant

Small herb, spreading when mature. Leaves elliptic to obovate, mostly more than 10 cm long and 5 cm wide, blunt at the tip and tapering to the base, veins mostly 5-7, palmate. Leaf stalks mostly more than 3 cm long. Flower spikes to 12 cm long, green. [p. magnoliifolia (Jacq.) a. Dietr.]

P. magnoliifolia is sometimes treated as a separate species.

Variegated cultivars may be encountered.

Tropical America, Mexico, West Indies

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Piperaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Piperales
family       Piperaceae
genus        Peperomia Ruiz & Pav.