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Watermelon Peperomia

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  • Fun Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12 Inches
  • Pet Safe

It’s a hot day in July and someone places a huge tray of cold, sweet watermelon slices in front of you and, unable to wait, you hurriedly grab a piece and take a juicy, sugary bite. That’s a sweet memory, one you just may remember every time you see Watermelon Peperomia resting on your kitchen table or desk at work. Watermelon Peperomia, otherwise known as Peperomia argyreia, syn. Peperomia sandersii, and Watermelon Begonia, has oval-shaped, emerald-green foliage marked with silver striations, and it resembles little watermelons hanging from a “vine”.  This humidity-tolerant evergreen perennial thrives in warm temperatures and average humidity. Low maintenance and pet safe, this “fruit-of-the-vine” is the perfect choice for any newbie gardener with little free time to spare.

Best Locations For Growing Watermelon Peperomia

Nontoxic to people and pets, you can place Watermelon Peperomia in any room without fearing harm to little hands or paws. Appreciating bright indirect light; moderate humidity of 40% to 50%; and temperatures ranging between 60°F to 90°F, this dainty house plant will likely thrive in a brightly lit bathroom or kitchen.

Watermelon Peperomia Sunlight Requirements

Watermelon Peperomia does best in bright indirect light and can be placed near south-facing, west-facing, and east-facing windows. Move this tropical companion a few feet away from a direct light source to prevent sunburn.   

Watermelon Peperomia Care

Watermelon Peperomia prefers loamy, acidic to neutral, well-draining soil with a pH between 6.1 – 7.3. Choose a good houseplant potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite/coco coir to pot up your Peperomia. If you notice there is little room left for this plant’s roots to grow, repot it in a container that is one to two sizes larger. If you want to propagate Watermelon Peperomia, stem, leaf, and tip cuttings root easily.

Watering Watermelon Peperomia

Depending on the humidity of Watermelon Peperomia’s location, this plant may only need water about once a week. Allowing the soil to dry in between waterings will help prevent overwatering. To encourage growth and avert fungal disease, conduct a moisture check and water when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry.

Feeding Watermelon Peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia should ideally be fertilized biweekly with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer administered at half the recommended strength during the growing season. The growing season for this houseplant consists of the spring and summer months.

Watermelon Peperomia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 8 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Orange
Flower Shade/Description: Green
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Green with Curved Silver Stripes
Temperature: 50° - 80°F (10° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Watermelon Peperomia
Other Name(s): Watermelon Peperomia, Watermelon Begonia
Scientific Name: Peperomia argyreia 'Watermelon'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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