Peperomia Watermelon

Family: Piperaceae 
Common Name: Watermelon Peperomia, Watermelon Peperomia Plant
Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia 

The lively and decorative Peperomia Watermelon is an absolutely fabulous addition to any indoor space. This plant is named for its green and gray-striped foliage and is a total head-turner in any room it sits in!

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Peperomia Watermelon prefers medium to bright indirect light. It is best to place this type of light near a south- or west-facing window or very close to a north- or east-facing window. Be sure the foliage is protected from the harsh afternoon direct sun rays, as direct sunlight will cause leaf scorch or discolor the leaves. This plant can tolerate medium light but become weaker and leggy, producing fewer leaves in low light. Learn more about light requirements for indoor plants.


Water your Peperomia Watermelon every 1-2 weeks during the growing season, and reduce how often you water your plant when it's cooler outside. You should use room-temperature water and avoid any water that is too cold. Overly cold water could shock the plant!  


Peperomia Watermelon prefers a well-draining soil mix that lets the water flow freely throughout the pot's drainage holes. Try for a pH range between 6.0 and 7.0. You can use a soil pH testing kit to determine if the pH level is within this range.  


Peperomia Watermelon will thrive most in temperatures between 65°F (18°C) and 75°F (24°C). It is crucial that the temperatures do not fluctuate too much to promote its overall health.  


This plant prefers humidity levels that range from 50% to 60%. High humidity levels help replicate a Peperomia Watermelon plant's natural habitat. To increase humidity levels, you can mist the plant, group plants together, use a humidifier, or provide a tray with water and pebbles. Be sure to avoid your plant being in dry air, as Watermelon Peperomia plants are very sensitive to dry air! 


Fertilize your Watermelon Peperomia every four to six weeks during the growing season. Reduce or pause fertilization during the fall and winter months. You should use a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer with a ratio equal to nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (10-10-10 or 20-20-20). This will provide your plant with the right amount of nutrients.  

Growth Rate

Your Watermelon Peperomia can reach a mature height of around 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm). However, please note that the height reached truly depends on factors such as its growing conditions and the care it is given.

Pet Friend or Foe

Watermelon Peperomia is considered non-toxic to pets! Friend!

Pro Tips

1. Pruning your Watermelon Peperomia can help to keep your plant's appearance neat.

2. Always follow the instructions on the fertilizer package, as every fertilizer varies.

3. When repotting your plant, gently loosen the roots and remove any extra soil before putting it. into a new pot! 


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