Baby Rubber plant

This is my peperomia obtusifolia, she’s like 3 years old (or more idk) and hasn’t been doing her best recently: she fell on her side, and one of the branches (the one with thread) got damaged, and now it’s a little bit loose. I supported this branch with some sticks and also with some thread to maintain the shape; some leaves have been eaten by bugs, and have huge holes or significant parts of the leaf missing; also, I accidentally neglected her by putting her in a space with low light, thus loosing some leaves and having some yellow leaves.

I have now supported the weak branch, and put her in a north facing window with lots of bright light, but I’d like to know of any further caring tips, should you have any.

Thanks in advance :)

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Jun 30, 2020
You're too kind!
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

What I might do is cut off the damaged limb. It most likely won't knit back together. I would also start to nip off the top growth to stop it from getting too tall, which could be why it fell over. I like to use  terracotta clay potsto prevent this from happening.

You could also cut off any damaged leaves. There are enough healthy ones that can take up the slack - if there were only a few leaves, damaged ones still doing their work can stay.

If you think it's a good time, take some cuttings. Then you'll have replacement plants if the worst happens. More on  propagating and more on  this great genus.

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