Peperomia Watermelon - Peperomia argyreia
Peperomia Watermelon - Peperomia argyreia
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Peperomia Watermelon - Peperomia argyreia

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A native to South America the Peperomia argyreia is a small plant grown for its attractive leaves. They grow up to 12 inches tall. Because of their small bushy rosette appearance they make a beautiful accent plant to others you may have in your collection. (Or, if you're anything like me, the Watermelon will be THE statement plant)

Once you've got the basics down with some other peperomia, the Peperomia argyreia can be easy to grow, but I don't recommend them for beginners as it's easy to both over and under-water them.

The best soil mixture is a
 peat based soil that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is a great standard.

 

Lighting: 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 a west, east or even south facing window is best.

Watering: 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 top 1 inch (2.5cm) of soil to dry to the touch when and then water thoroughly, but water far less during winter.

Pot size: 120mm

 

Info source: houseplantsexpert.com

 

** Individual plants will vary. Photo/s are an example of the plant you will receive.

Plants sold in their plastic nursery pots.

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