Watermelon Peperomia , Peperomia argyreia – Plant
Water once a week
Height: 6"Pot Size: 3"Leaves: 6
Bright Indirect Sunlight
Safe for Pets & Kids
Rare Plants, Air Purifying Plants, Plants for Table Top / Office Desk
Watermelon Leaf Plant is low maintenance and very easy to grow, even for beginners!
This plant is perfect as a tabletop plant and can be placed on shelves or desks.
With an ability to reduce and balance formaldehyde levels, the Watermelon Peperomia is one of the best Air Purifying plants.
Your Watermelon Peperomia can grow up to a height of 4 to 7 inches at maturity.
Provide your Peperomia with bright indirect sunlight. Do not allow direct sunlight to hit the plant as it may damage the leaves
If your Watermelon Leaf Plant is given too much light, it's colours and patterns will fade. But if not given enough light, it's leaves may turn a darker shade of green. Hence, it is important to provide the right amount of sunlight
Your Watermelon Peperomia requires very little water. Hence, water only when the first two inches of soil are dry, or when the leaves start to droop
The soil needs to dry out between watering sessions to prevent the roots from rotting.
As tropical plants, your Watermelon Peperomia prefers a warm and extra humid environment. So if kept indoors, regularly mist or place the pot on a pebble tray.
Root rot, rotting stalks, yellowing leaves, a heavy pot and waterlogged soil are indications that you may be overwatering your Peperomia Plant
Plant your Watermelon Peperomia in average potting soil to rich loam.
Use Draining soil that contains a good amount of perlite and sand. Also, ensure the pot has holes for drainage
While Repotting, use a combination of 30% Potting Soil + 35% cocopit + 25% Organic manure / Vermicompost + 5% charcoal chips + 5% perlite
As Peperomia are slow-growing, it's soil should not be kept overly fertile. This can cause excessive growth. Therefore, fertilize plants once every month (avoid during winter) using a 20-10-20 NPK houseplant fertilizer.
Your Watermelon Peperomia is non-toxic and suitable for spaces with pets and children.
Placing your Plant in insufficient light may result in it getting leggy. This is because it tends to stretch towards the available light
Watermelon Peperomias are prone to root rot and edema, a disease in which they take on too much water. So keep the soil well-drained.
Wilting may be caused by too little light, low temperatures or excessive watering
Leaves crisping - Suggests your Watermelon Leaf Plant has suffered from dry air. - Increase humidity around it by misting it frequently or clustering your plants
Drooping leaves - Indicates your plant has been underwatered. - A good watering will revive it. Insufficient light could also be a cause, so place the Watermelon Peperomia in bright indirect sunlight.
Leaves are going brown at tips - Indicates too much water. - Avoid watering for a couple of days
Planning to Buy Watermelon Peperomia? The Peperomia Houseplant is a small and compact Indoor Plant, that sits perfectly on your table or desk amidst your Houseplant collection. The Watermelon Leaf Plant have fleshy, oval leaves with striped markings that look like a Watermelon. Hence the name!