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Peperomia 'Variegated Watermelon'

Peperomia 'Variegated Watermelon'

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Peperomia 'Watermelon' Variegated, scientifically Peperomia argyreia variegata, is a striking houseplant admired for its unique foliage that resembles a watermelon rind. The leaves of 'Watermelon' Variegated feature shades of green with patterns of cream, creating a distinctive appearance. This Peperomia variety grows in a compact, bushy habit and typically reaches a height of approximately 6-8 inches when fully mature. 

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Peperomia argyreia variegata

Common: Variegated Watermelon Peperomia Plant, Variegated Watermelon Leaf Peperomia Plant, Variegated 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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