Peperomia Argyreia 'Watermelon Peperomia'

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!

Description

This small member of the Peperomia family of plants is appreciated for its rounded, fleshy leaves marked with silver and dark green stripes that resemble the rind (skin) of a watermelon, hence it’s common name. Its silver sections will quite literally sparkle when placed in the right light and although it’s difficult to capture that on camera, we did our best so scroll through the photos to to see if you can spot the light refracting off of the leaves. This plant thrives in bright to medium light and prefers high humidity. It has the added benefit of being friendly to all your four legged friends too.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Peperomia Argyreia
  • Pronunciation: pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ar-JER-ree-uh
  • Common Name(s): Watermelon Peperomia
  • Family: Piperaceae
  • Native Range: South America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers medium to bright light
  • Water: Allow soil to dry between watering. Avoid overwatering 
  • Humidity: High 
  • Temperature: 60-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Once a month during spring and summer using either a liquid or water-soluble indoor plant fertilizer at half strength
  • Propagation: Leaf cuttings
  • Pests: Generally resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants, we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets.