A perfect plant for summer!
Common Names: Watermelon Plant
Origin: South America
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 100 - 200
Water: Keep evenly moist, can tolerate short drought
Humidity: Not required.
Temperature: 14°C - 26°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter, living wall, terrarium
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Division or leaf cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Reception, living walls, desktop plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Very slight stretching and loss of colour with insufficient light.
Comments: This low-maintenance plant enjoys a wide selection of conditions and does exceptionally well inside terrariums. A fun science project using this plant is removing a leaf and placing it in wet soil. Within a couple months, a new baby plant will emerge from the wound. The leaf can even be sliced up and each slice can potentially produce multiple babies as long as a vein is touching damp soil. Peperomia come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes, and colours and can easily turn a houseplant lover into a true collector, due to their variation and ease of care. Peperomia argyreia is especially sought after.