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Peperomia 'Watermelon'

Peperomia 'Watermelon'

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The Peperomia 'Watermelon' is a delightful and popular houseplant, known for its strikingly patterned leaves that resemble the rind of a watermelon. Each leaf is marked with a mix of green and silver stripes, creating a vibrant and refreshing aesthetic. Exhibiting a compact and bushy growth habit, this plant is well-suited for small spaces, tabletops, or hanging baskets. At full maturity, the 'Watermelon' Peperomia typically reaches a height of about 1 foot.

    Botanical & Common Names

    Botanical: Peperomia argyreia

    Common: Watermelon Peperomia Plant, Watermelon Leaf Peperomia Plant, Watermelon Begonia (although not a begonia), Radiator Plant

    Necessary Care Tips

    • Light: Bright Indirect
    • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
    • Humidity: Medium
    • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
    • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
    • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

    Advanced Care Tips

    • Peperomias prefers moderate humidity but is quite tolerant of a range.
    • Peperomias prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
    • Easily propagated through leaf or stem cuttings.

    Plant Insights

    • Member of the Piperaceae family, commonly known as the pepper family, is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,600 species.
    • Peperomia plants are native to tropical and subtropical regions, including areas in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
    • The Peperomia Watermelon is a semi-succulent plant, which means it stores water in its leaves. This makes it a relatively drought-tolerant plant
    • "Peperomia" comes from the Latin word "piper", which means "pepper". This is because some Peperomia species have leaves that smell like pepper
    • Peperomia plants are often called "Radiator Plants" due to their ability to tolerate a wide range of indoor conditions.
    • They are known for their air-purifying qualities and can help remove pollutants from the air.
    • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
    • Low Maintenance
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    Jenna McNeil
    First purchase!

    I ordered this Watermelon Peperomia as part of my first purchase from this shop and I couldn’t be happier! It was packaged so carefully and arrived in perfect condition! I’ve been looking for a Watermelon Peperomia for over a year and haven’t been able to find any locally, so I was so excited to find this shop had them in stock! The leaves are big and beautiful and there’s also some new growth coming in! Can’t wait to buy from this shop again!

    We are so happy to hear your plant was delivered to you safely and your plant is healthy and beautiful! We are glad we could help you find the plant you have been searching for. Thank you for choosing and supporting Mental Houseplants!