Peperomia Argyreia (Peperomia Watermelon)
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- The watermelon peperomia aka Peperomia is an herbaceous perennial native to South America (Brazil).
- The variegated leaves resembling the patterns found on watermelon rinds earned the common name of “Watermelon peperomia”.
- This Peperomia Argyreia is very robust and easy to care for.
- It can cope with very low light levels, although it prefers a bright position.
- Keep out of direct sunlight during the summer months; otherwise, the leaves may become yellow or dull.
- This plant is moderately drought-tolerant and prefers to be kept on the dry side, especially in low light conditions.
- Tolerate temperatures from 16-25°C
- A peat-based soil is best used that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is a good mix.
- Use a diluted liquid fertilizer once every 2 - 4 weeks.
- 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 the west, east, or even south-facing window is best.
- 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.