Peperomia watermelon, or Peperomia argyreia, is a trendy member of the Piperaceae family. This plant is native to northern South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela). Watermelon Peperomia has unique, stunning green and silver foliage with a watermelon-like pattern, hence the name!
This plant is a slow grower. Watermelon Peperomia usually grows to around 8 to 12 inches in both height and width, making it a perfect compact plant for well-lit table tops and bright, small spaces.
Peperomia Watermelon produces unscented, green spikes (stems) that bear red, small flowers. These flower spikes can be removed so your plant can focus its energy on developing bushier foliage. This plant, as well as other Peperomia species, can purify the indoor air and reduces common airborne toxins.
Peperomia Watermelon prefers medium to bright, indirect light, and it does not grow well in low light conditions. This plant should be protected from intense, direct sunlight.
It is important not to overwater this plant to prevent root rot. Check the soil weekly and only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Drain well after each watering.
Watermelon Peperomia grows well in most houseplant potting soils, as long as the soil is well-draining yet can hold some moisture. It is recommended that you add some perlite to your general houseplant potting soil to increase drainage and aeration.
Watermelon Peperomia loves warm, humid environment and can thrive in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F) and humidity (40-50%). You can mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 40%).
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via email@example.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.