Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)

Peperomia is a large genus, with the watermelon peperomia being one of its standout specimens. Multi-stemmed with large fleshy round leaves that resemble the green and silver stripes of a watermelon, it is easy to see why this is a favourite. Growing to around 20-30 cm in height, this peperomia will fill out and form a beautiful round ball of leaves.

Growing Conditions

Aspect Peperomia prefer a very bright indirect light.

Soil Use Seasol Indoor Potting Mix a premium potting mix especially formulated for indoor plant.

Peperomia argyreia
Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)

General care

Watering Watermelon peperomia must be allowed to completely dry out between watering. Peperomia have very fine delicate root systems. Do not allow to stay wet constantly.

Growing Spring and summer is growing season. They will flower in winter.

Potting: Keep peperomia in a plastic nursery pot and sit inside a cover pot unless growing outside. To help avoid rot issues, you may prefer to plant into a terracotta pot. This helps to dry the potting mix quickly.

Feeding A liquid or granular fertiliser can be used. Apply granular PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoors once every season. It combines a premium mix of nutrients, seaweed, and microbes for all plants in pots. Supplement or apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES Pots & Planters or PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives every 2 to 4 weeks from spring to autumn and less often in winter.

For a ready-to-use no mixing formula, apply PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants 1.25 Lt trigger spray to the soil. This easy-to-use liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner helps to improve your soil and feed your plants. Apply every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season and monthly in winter if needed.

Watch out Watermelon peperomia must be grown in a very bright, indirect light position. Just off to the side of a window is suitable and early morning sun is ok.

Allow peperomia to completely dry out between watering. Watch for them to droop a little before watering. Feel the foliage, it will feel slightly soft when needing water.

If there are black marks on the leaves or rotting stems, reduce water frequency. Try and purchase a reasonable sized plant. This will ensure you start with a decent root system.