Today I bought a tropical plant at a store, but I do not know the name of this plant.

The leaves are not hairy, the stem below has 2 single stalks that has new emerging leaves, but is not rounded like a ball.

Can you give me the name and some care guidance related to this plant?

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  • not a peperomia or a pothos. Are the leaves hairy? Is the stem waxy and round or does is have a groove in it?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 8:18
  • Perhaps a young hoya?
    – michelle
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 14:15
  • @kevinsky Are you sure it's not a young peperomia?
    – J. Musser
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 17:03
  • @JMusser, peperomia stalks are circular with a waxy finish and the stem has prominent raised ring where each segment joins. Some peperomia have slender red stalks but none of them what I think I see in the photo: a groove in the leaf stalk
    – kevinskio
    Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 1:44

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how about a ficus elastica, a rubber plant? There's a lot of color variations out there, I've never seen this one, but it could be new or off-color because of lighting issues

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