This Peperomia is looking looks just like its name’s sake. The leaves are round with alternating stripes of deep green and silver. The striped leaves are situated on top of a red stem. This plant is easy care and happy in any environment with a bit of bright light. It can be found in many tropical places and withstand a little bit of cold in the winter. We think it is the ideal house plant for any plant lover!
Grow pot size: 12 cm
Overall height including grow pot: 15-20 cm
Key Benefits of Watermelon Peperomia
Its semi-succulent leaves have a smooth rubber texture to them, adapted for holding water. They can be forgiving if you miss the occasional watering, as long as you don't make it a habit! Overall the watermelon peperomia is a fairly easy plant to care for.
Watermelon Peperomia Plant Care Tips
How to care for information
Other Common Names: Watermelon Begonia, Watermelon Plant
Binomial Name: Peperomia argyreia
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium light with no direct sun
Water: Allow 2” of the soil to dry
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Watermelon Peperomia Plant Story
Where is it from?
Native to northern South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela.
Who is the Watermelon Peperomia?
The Watermelon Peperomia has a similar appearance and growth style to the Chinese Money plant but with a fun artistic twist!
Good For You!
Inspiring! Art mimics life, the beautiful foliage looks as if it were hand painted. Let this delicious looking plant inspire you throughout your day!
Is the Watermelon Peperomia the right plant for me?
An proficient growing plant with beautiful foliage, this plant is for everyone. No matter what your experience with plants has been, this is an excellent house plant!
Location Suggestions: The Watermelon peperomia makes an excellent house plant and typically thrives wherever you pout it. From Bathroom, Bedroom to Kitchen and Living Room.
Prefers bright to medium light with no direct sun
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering
Average from 18°C to 24°C
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Yellowing is a sign of overwatering. Whereas browning is from a lack of water.