Watermelon Peperomia – Peperomia Argyreia

Excuse the less than perfect image- these beautiful plants have the most fantastic leaves! They are pretty easy to care for. They are pet friendly and can survive slightly lower light levels than your average house plant.

This plant get’s its nickname ‘watermelon’ because of its unusual patterned leaves. So different! It enjoys lower light levels because in the wild it is used to living on the jungle floor and only catching dappled sunlight. This plant is quite fragile (bit like a pileas) so don’t poke it too hard!

Light: Peperomia will tolerate shade. Avoid direct sunlight. They are a good office or basement flat plant because they don’t mind electric light as an alternative to sunlight.

Water: Water when the soil has almost dried out, these plants don’t like to be over-watered.

Temperature: Average to warm temperatures from 18-24°C but can cope with as low as 10°C at a push. Avoid draughts.

Humidity: Peperomia enjoy raised humidity levels like bathroom or kitchen but most of the time they do just fine in normal household conditions. Give them a mist as a treat 🙂


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