Native to South America, the Watermelon Peperomia is part of the Piperaceae family which has over 1000 varieties. It gets its distinctive name from the gorgeous watermelon like stripes on its leaves.
Light conditions: position in low, medium to bright, indirect light
Neediness: does need a fair bit of care, mainly avoid overwatering. Stems are delicate and can snap when moved or handled.
Watering: water only when the soil feels dry to the touch to avoid root rot. Water less frequently during the winter months. Mist weekly throughout warmer months and if planted in a pot without drainage holes, mist more frequently.
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and studies
Rate of growth: can grow up to 12 inches tall
Temperature: prefers temperatures 18-24°C and no lower than 10°C.
Pets: this plant is not toxic to pets.
Sizing: medium W15cm x H20cm
Also known as: Peperomia Argyreia
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