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by Samantha

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I have these peperomia obtusifolia leaves that were partially buried under the mother plant’s soil and sprouted some roots so I decided to snap the leaves out and plant them in soil. I watered it and left it there to do it’s thing but the leaves seem to be a bit yellow?

Should I give up this experiment? Hahaha. They do have roots tho!

Comments for Baby rubber plant

Nov 14, 2020

If they have roots…
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

If they have roots, you’re almost there – don’t give up! The yellowing is pretty common, but it’s most likely related to the type of soil they’re planted in.

If possible, put some dolomite lime mixed with water on the surface of the soil next time you water.

Barring that, just wait it out, and once it gets big enough to need a new pot, use the correct soil. These plants like a potting soil mixed with some good draining material such as gravel or pumice.