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Watermelon peperomia

Peperomia argyreia

SKU 4090


AED 69


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20cm - 30cm

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Plant Care


Water once a week or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.


Bright indoor light or indirect sun. 6 hours to 8 hours


Maintain temperatures between 18°C - 24°C. Avoid draughts as these can create undesirable temperature fluctuations. Consider giving your plant an occasional misting twice every week to maintain the optimum humidity level.


Apply liquid fertilizer once in 15 days when the plant is actively growing. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Indoor Plant Food.

Plant Bio

You probably don’t need telling that the watermelon peperomia is no relation to the watermelon. Don’t grow this expecting fruit. It gets its name because the leaves look like tiny watermelons.

In the wild, it’s found mainly in South America. It grows in moist areas, often on rotting wood. It’s a very compact plant, rarely growing taller than about 20cm. In the summer, you may see it flower but its blooms are not its finest feature, just teeny green spikes. The leaves are far prettier.

Outside South America, it’s primarily grown as a houseplant. It’s pretty low effort. It likes moist but not soggy soil and a good amount of indirect light. That’s all the effort required for this little beauty. You can also go the extra mile by giving it a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer, to help it grow big and strong.

Did you know?

There are almost 2,500 species of peperomia, in a huge variety of different shapes and colours.

Light watering

If her soil feels dry to the touch, give her a light drink. She likes to be watered little and often.

Medium light

She’s happy in light shade or bright light. In the wild she lives under trees, so think ‘dappled light’.


She likes some moisture in the air. She doesn’t need high levels, but misting her every week or so will help.


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