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I bought this plant yesterday, but there was no identification tag. The leaves are large, thick, and waxy (succulent-like) and about 7 inches long by 4 inches wide. I don't think it is a Peperomia or Hoya, which are the closest guesses I have been able to make. I hope to be able to get help identifying it so that I can take care of it properly.

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This plant is Peperomia obtusifolia 'variegata' based on the thick stems and waxy leaves. More details are found here.

  • it normally reaches a height of 10 to 50 cm
  • prefers moist soil
  • it grows well part shade
  • normally trouble free but I have seen hard scale attack this plant if they are already present on other plants
  • buds off old stems so can be cut back if it gets a bit leggy
  • the flower is a curious stalk that is usually seen in mid summer. It will drop pollen

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