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Watermelon Peperomia

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Peperomia argyreia'

KNOWN AS: Watermelon Begonia

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Northern South America | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This plant is small, but it will be very noticeable because its leaves look like the rind of a watermelon. You can put this plant by itself or with some friends.

Watermelon Peperomia Care

Water your plants well, but make sure to let the top inch or two of the soil dry out before watering again. In winter, take extra care to avoid overwatering.
The ideal light for this Peperomia is bright indirect light. If it's in direct light for too long, the leaves might burn. However, it can also tolerate lower light conditions. Just make sure to adjust the watering schedule and expect the plant to look stretched out and less colorful.
Your Watermelon Peperomia will do well in average room humidity, but will thrive in higher humidity levels, especially during the summer or in hot, dry conditions. You can also help keep them healthy by misting them occasionally to remove dust from their leaves and prevent brown tips.
This plant is usually comfortable in average indoor temperatures, but it prefers warmer areas. If it feels cold or uncomfortable due to drafts or dry heat from vents, it may complain.
This plant is safe for your whole family, including pets and children. Even if someone takes a bite out of it, they won't get poisoned.
One of the easiest ways to propagate a Watermelon Peperomia is with a leaf cutting. Pluck off a leaf with its petiole and place it in soil (dipping the end of the cutting in rooting hormone can help ensure success). Try to cover just enough of the petiole that the leaf will stay standing, otherwise it may rot (you may need to cut down the petiole if it's particularly long). Once you see roots that are a few inches long, you can pot up your new plant!

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Watermelon Peperomia Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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