The ‘Watermelon Peperomia’ 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 watermelon red stems.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 8-18” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
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.
Peperomia ‘Watermelon’ Care Tips
Binomial Name:Peperomia argyreia
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium light with no direct sun
Water: Water when the top 2” of the soil is dry
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Peperomia ‘Watermelon’ Story
Where is it from? The Peperomia Watermelon Originated in the Northern part of South America.
Who is the Peperomia ‘Watermelon’? It's easy to see why this peperomia has become so popular over the years! Aptly named for looking like the popular fruit. This little plant is not only adorable with its patterning but also an easy to care for pet-friendly plant!
Good For You! Pet Friendly! Peperomia’s are one of the few plant genus out there that are pet-friendly!
Is the Peperomia ‘Watermelon’ the right plant for me?
Peperomia plants are perfect for beginners! They have a wide variety of colors and textures. Luckily, the thick stems and leaves act similar to the succulent plant and don’t require water as often as other plants since it can store water for longer periods of time. The plants do prefer bright to medium light with no direct sun.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Location Suggestions: Peperomia ‘Watermelon’ works well in just about every location you put them in. Try placing them on the living room table. Or on your kitchen table as a center piece.
Prefers bright to medium light with no direct sun
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering
Average from 65°F to 75°F
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.
Remove any dead or damaged foliage at the base of the plant.
Yellowing is a sign of overwatering. Whereas browning is from a lack of water.
General Information About Your Plant
Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela.
The leaves are round with beautiful silver variegation and look similar to a watermelon.
Peperomia enjoys being root bound so repotting every 12-18 is not necessary.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.