Watermelon Peperomia Guide

Calling new and experienced plant lovers! This is a fan favorite, and for good reason! While Peperomias are usually fairly low-light tolerant, if you've got this variety, be sure to give it a lot of bright and indirect light. One of the best parts of this plant is that you can let the potting mix mostly dry out between waterings! Its thick leaves allow it to go longer periods of time without having to water at all. If you’re a busy bee & love plants, it's a great addition to your family. The leaves can reach up to 4" in diameter, but the plant usually won't get taller than 12-18" in height. 

Care Basics:


🪴 Common Name: Watermelon Peperomia
🔬 Scientific Name: Peperomia argyreia 
💚 Why we love it: Because it looks like a watermelon!!! I don't think we really need another reason, do you?
☀️Light: Lots of bright, indirect light will give this baby its best chance of success. It's not a diva, but it will struggle in lower light.
💧Watering: Allow the potting mix to dry out at least 1/2 way between watering, but don't leave the potting mix dry for long. Underwatering will stress the leaves and leave black spots on the undersides, and overwatering can lead to root rot.
☁️ Humidity: Prefers higher levels of humidity but can handle medium humidity.
🌡 Temperature: Keep it away from drafts and ideally in a temperature range of about 60-90°.

 

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