What is the name of the following plant?

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    From the photo, it looks like a succulent, so I added that tag and updated the title. Please feel free to remove the tag if I was wrong. Thanks!
    – Niall C.
    Commented Apr 25, 2016 at 18:12
  • What does the bottom of the leaf look like? Is it greyish?
    – stormy
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 22:07
  • Does this plant have truly paired leaves? On the picture it almost looks like one leave of each pair is smaller than the other. Could it be a Peperomia sp.? Perhaps a Peperomia orba? Commented Apr 30, 2016 at 9:54
  • @KlausAlexanderSeistrup, I believe you're close. Consider Peperomia obtusifolia as an answer.
    – Brenn
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 16:28
  • @Brenn I believe you're right, it does indeed look like a P. obtusifolia. Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 16:48

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This plant is a Peperomia, most likely a Peperomia obtusifolia.

Wikipedia description:

Peperomia obtusifolia (baby rubberplant or pepper face) is a species of flowering plant in the family Piperaceae, native to Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is an evergreen perennial growing to 25 cm (10 in) tall and broad, with cupped leathery leaves and narrow spikes of white flowers up to 12 cm (5 in) long.

Peperomia Care

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  • Nice edit, @Brenn! Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 19:34
  • I took the liberty since I too learned here recently, (I'm new here too), that the community appreciates a little more than just the name. And now we both know! ;)
    – Brenn
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 19:36
  • Yes, that's great. I admire what you do. I'll try to be more verbose. Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 19:37

I believe it is a Crassula Lactea, we have one that looks very similar to this! I'd post a photo with my answer but I just joined and can't figure out how to post a photo with my questions or answers


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