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Peperomia Argyreia 'Watermelon Peperomia'


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Discover the delightful Watermelon Peperomia, a must-have addition to any plant lover's collection. With its unique foliage resembling the rind of a watermelon, this compact and easy-care plant is sure to make a statement.

The Watermelon Peperomia, scientifically known as Peperomia argyreia, features round, succulent leaves adorned with vibrant green patterns that resemble the stripes of a watermelon. Its compact size and trailing nature make it perfect for small spaces, shelves, or hanging baskets.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Peperomia Argyreia
  • Pronunciationpep-er-ROH-mee-uh ar-JER-ree-uh
  • Common Name(s): Watermelon Peperomia
  • FamilyPiperaceae
  • 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.

Watermelon peperomia, known for its distinctive foliage resembling the skin of a ripe watermelon, is a captivating and low-maintenance houseplant suitable for growers of all skill levels. Its compact size and preference for indirect light make it ideal for various indoor environments, from bright offices to cozy living spaces. With regular but moderate watering and occasional pruning to maintain its shape, watermelon peperomia flourishes, adding charm and personality to any plant collection with its unique appearance.