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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Peperomia obtusifolia 'Variegata'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2021
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emch

Help me identify this plant. It's #notmyplant #notmyphoto and it looks for all the world like a baby rubber plant, but the owner says it smells like brown sugar. Others can detect this scent so she is not hallucinating. Does anyone know of a plant that looks AND smells the way I describe? PlantID

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sushiwaitress

some kind of #hoya perhaps #hoya-krimsonqueen ?

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heatherdirtyhands

It's definitely a peperomia obtusifolia variagata. Baby rubber plant. Idk what she means by brown sugar but that's what it is

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BetweenTheDirt

Wow!! So pretty!! 👀🥰

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emch

@heatherdirtyhands could there be a fungus or something with a sweet smell? I looked up plants with that fragrance and none are remotely like this..🤔🤔🤔

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heatherdirtyhands

Did someone maybe amend the soil with something? Like cinnamon or something? Maybe get perfume on it lol. Not sure about the fungus idea....not very knowledgeable about that.

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emch

But @heatherdirtyhands who would amend potting soil with brown sugar???

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heatherdirtyhands

No one lol I was thinking cinnamon possibly or something else that smells sweet. All I know is that that plant is a peperomia obtusifolia and tbh I never found a reason to smell it lol so I can't rule out that it smells at all. Maybe she was getting a wiff of something else

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heatherdirtyhands

Did u smell it?

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