Peperomia argyreia

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Peperomia argyreia is a really cool, unusual plant. The dark green stripes on the leaves have earned it the nickname of watermelon peperomia. The oval shape of the glossy, succulent leaves resembles the shape of a tear.

Size: 15cm pot

Origin: Eastern Asia


Light: Indirect light

Humidity: Moderate

Temperature: 15-24ºC

Watering: Allow at least 2/3 of the compost to dry between waterings while the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Reduce watering frequency significantly in winter if light levels are lower.

Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a balanced liquid fertilizer every 6-8 from spring to autumn or whenever you can see active growth.

Soil: A mix of soil-based compost, perlite and orchid bark.

Troubleshooting: Peperomia argyreia is a succulent plant, and as such is very susceptible to overwatering. Better to keep it on the dry side.

Tip: This plant is safe around pets and children. Keep away from direct light and radiators. This plant prefers to be root bound, so repot sparingly. In winter, make sure it is placed in a bright area, while in summer you can give it a spot with medium, indirect light.