Identifying a Houseplant

I have a dark green waxy plant. My mother gave it to me and it's so unique. It hasn't done anything in months. Please help me. Haha. I don't want to kill it.
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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

It looks to be a type of philodendron. Keep it evenly watered and give it light.

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

Okay someone told me it was a peperomia obtusifolia the plant behind it is a philodendron

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

I believe it is in the Peperomia family but there are several that look very similar. Probably Catherine could tell exactly which one this is.

Philodendron and Peperomia look a lot alike and both have have versions of green and variegated leaves.

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June 19, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for your help :)

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

The peperomia obtusifolia (I used to call them baby rubber trees) are a hardy sort and very low maintenance. It's in a huge pot so as cybergrannie said, be careful about over watering. The bigger pot may result in accidental water logging. They bring a nice fresh feel to any room!

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June 19, 20180 found this helpful

I will replant into a smaller planter and my mom said to pur rocks on the bottom of the planter? Would that be safe?

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June 19, 20180 found this helpful

Absolutely...I always use rocks in the bottom of my plants...esp. those on my porch, but even for the inside ones.

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It is good for soil aeration.

If there are holes in the bottom of the container, try not to block them.

Either way, what the rocks do is they allow the water to flow all around the roots and if there are holes in the planter, they slow it down from getting to the hole and the little saucer the pot sits in.

If there are not holes, then the rocks have a second job which is to create a little dam at the bottom to hold the water....which can be good if you don't flood it (over water).

Plants are like people...you just have to find the right balance to take care of them :)

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June 19, 20180 found this helpful

Okay thank you so much..i have a glass planter and it has no holes so I put rocks in bottom.

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June 19, 20180 found this helpful

This is the only planter I have so is this one okay lol

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June 19, 20181 found this helpful

It looks great!!! Here's to lots of healthy growth and room freshing karma!!

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Hold on to the bigger container!!! In a year or so you may need it when the plant takes off growing! ENJOY!!!

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June 19, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you :)

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