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Peperomia Watermelon

Peperomia Watermelon

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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. 

Light: A bright room with the plant placed in a shaded spot is ideal, without direct sunlight. In their natural habitat they reside undercover within forests with some sun and shade so we need to try and replicate this. Sitting back from a west, east or even south facing window is best.

Water: It's important not to water these plants too much or underwater them. Over-watering can cause rot and under-watering will make them wilt. To get watering just about right, allow the soil to dry to the touch at the top and then water thoroughly, but much less during winter.

Pets: Yes, pet friendly. Non toxic. 

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Piperaceae

Genus: Peperomia

Botanical name: Peperomia argyreia

Common name: Watermelon Peperomia

Plants in picture will not be exact plant.

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