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Peperomia 'Watermelon'

Peperomia 'Watermelon'

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The Peperomia graveolens 'Ruby Glow' is a charming and unique houseplant, celebrated for its succulent, rounded leaves that boast a vibrant, ruby-red glow. Exhibiting an upright and bushy growth habit, this plant is particularly compact, making it an ideal choice for limited spaces such as desktops and shelves. The radiant leaves are arranged in a way that maximizes their color impact. At full maturity, the 'Ruby Glow' Peperomia typically reaches a height of approximately 10 inches.

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.
  • "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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