Watermelon Peperomia 4 inch
Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia) are known for their stunning foliage and ease of care, and the best part is that each of the leaves really do look like tiny watermelons. They have waxy, green and silver striped leaves attached to short, reddish-purple stems. This peperomia variety is the perfect addition to your indoor plant collection.
These plants generally grow best with bright, indirect light. They are tropical plants that are used to growing underneath lots of foliage, so they do not depend on direct sunlight to survive. Excessive sunlight, even indirectly, can cause the dark green veins on the leaves to fade. Inadequate light will sadly cause the leaves to lose their watermelon pattern. The best place to put a watermelon peperomia plant is in an east or south facing window. If you’re moving your peperomia outdoors for the summer, make sure it stays in a shaded spot.
Water requirements for the watermelon peperomia plant are low, which is why overwatering is the number one problem. You should wait until the top inch of soil dries out before watering the plant thoroughly. This means about once a week, depending on the humidity.