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Peperomia argyreia

Common Name(s):
Watermelon peperomia
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

A houseplant in temperate climates.  It is named watermelon peperomia because its leaves resemble the rind of a watermelon.  They tend to be small and look better in groupings of plants with similar cultural needs.  Bright but indirect sunglight, overwatering will cause root rot and underwatering will cause the plant to wilt.  Allow the soil to dry to the touch at the top before watering and reduce watering in the winter months.  They will not need to be repotted often as they thrive being pot-bound.  This houseplant is not toxic to cats or dogs.

Height:
12 inches
Flower Color:
insignificant
Hardiness:
50 degrees F
Foliage:
Leaves are green, ovate, entire margins, with a showy mixture of silver and white stripes. They are fleshy to the feel and are attached to red, non-woody stems.
Flower:
Insignificant, green, appear on stalks in the summer
Habit:
bushy
Form:
rosette
Propagation:
leaf cutting
Exposure:
indirect light
Soil:
potting mix
Origin:
South America
Tags:
houseplant, interiorscape, showy leaves, house plant

NCCES plant id: 2929

Peperomia argyreia Peperomia argyreia
InAweofGod'sCreation, CC BY-ND - 4.0
Peperomia argyreia Peperomia argyreia
Eric Hunt, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0