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Peperomia Watermelon Plant Care

Posted by Hulya Mehmet on

Peperomia are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants–great for beginners! Native to South American rainforests, Peperomia grow in the cool understory of the rainforest. Slow-growing and compact, some varieties of Peperomia are often mistaken as succulents.

 

Light

Your Watermelon Peperomia will be happiest in medium to bright indirect light. Do not allow the direct sun to hit the foliage. If given too much light, the colours and patterns will fade. If not enough light, the leaves may become darker green.

Water

Water your Peperomia when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Humidity

Your Peperomia Watermelon will appreciate the occasional misting.

Temperature

Your Watermelon Peperomia prefers temperatures between 15-25 degrees during the day and should not get colder than 60 degrees at night.

Food

Fertilize your Watermelon Peperomia once a month in the spring through summer using either a liquid or water-soluble indoor plant fertilizer at half strength. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any plant food.

Toxicity

Your Peperomia Watermelon is non-toxic and pet-friendly!.

Additional Care

If you decide to re-pot your Watermelon Peperomia, be careful not to give it too much room. This plant likes to be slightly root bound, so it is best to opt for a pot that seems a little bit too small.


 

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