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Peperomia argyreia

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Description

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.

Hardiness: 50 degrees F

Habit: bushy

Form: rosette

Exposure: indirect light

Soil: potting mix

Cultivars:
Tags:
#houseplant#showy leaves#interiorscape
Cultivars:
Tags:
#houseplant#showy leaves#interiorscape
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Peperomia
    Species:
    argyreia
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Insignificant, green, appear on stalks in the summer
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are green, entire margins, with a showy mixture of silver and white stripes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    non-woody stems