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Watermelon | Peperomia

Watermelon | Peperomia

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These are very easy to grow and can make a good plant choice for the beginner. Peperomia argyreia have exploded in popularity among houseplant lovers thanks to their stunning watermelon-patterned foliage. They have a compact growth habit, and their leaves are not only colorful but also have a shimmery appearance that is especially stunning when the sunlight catches them. Native to South America, watermelon peperomia are tropical plants that grow naturally in the rainforest understory, and adapt exceptionally well to indoor growing. Keeping to the basics of care instructions will allow these plants to thrive. Most important is enough light, no overwatering and cold conditions. 

Botanical name: Peperomia argyreia

Common name: Watermelon Peperomia

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Piperaceae

Genus: Peperomia

Origin: Amazon South America

 

Light: Moderate to bright indirect light

Water: Allow soil to dry about 1/2-3/4 of the way dry then give them a thorough water. It's important not to water these plants too much or underwater them. Over-watering can cause rot signs of this will be mushy plant stem and leave with dark brown colourings. Under-watering will make them wilt signs of this is thin leaves, mixed with too little water and too much light you will get light brown scarring/ sun burn as well.

Fertilizer: With active growth (even in winter) we recommend using a fertilizer based for foliage plants like Dynagro foliage pro, Gaia green 444 or fish fertilizer.

 

Pets: Yes, pet friendly. Non toxic. 

 

Plants in picture will not be exact plant.

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