Peperomia argyreia (watermelon peperomia)

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One of the more popular Peperomia varieties, prized for its glossy, succulent leaves that look just like tiny watermelons. They're happy with plenty of indirect light or some direct sun and like to dry out between each watering.

Please note, the planter is not included.

Watering

Water regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.

Light requirements

Requires plenty of indirect light and will be happy with some direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems / low growth rate / loss of leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible.
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).
  • For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our guide: Plant care 101

    Origin

    South America

    Toxicity

    No known toxic effects to cats, dogs, other pets or humans reported.

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