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Can anyone please tell me what is growing from my plant please iv had it 5 years and suddenly the feelers appeared many thanks tracey


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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,158

    Flower spikes?   Not convinced that's a ficus elastica rubber plant.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077

    Hello Tracey '

    Your 'rubber-plant' is actually Peperomia galioides ; I believe it's a Central American forest dweller .

    Ficus are rubber trees , no way related to yours . It looks a real beauty and you've done well to cultivate it to that standard image ; the spikes which have appeared are immature flower spikes (should be white) .

  • Hi thanks it's was my daughters and I caught her chopping it ! So I took it off her and iv just moved into a new build and it's gone crazy as my others have ?Do you think it will flower?

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077

    Hi Tracey ;

    Think it's in the process of flower production at any time ; should bear white spikes .

  • Shhhhplendid? Thanks 

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    It is really Peperomia, but I guess Peperomia obtusifolia, American Rubber Plant. It is very interesting, indeed.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077

    Well sought out DW image

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