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Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)

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This Peperomia variety is a popular and highly sought-after indoor plant. The Peperomia argyreia is native to South America and is commonly called Watermelon Peperomia. The Watermelon Peperomia gets its name from the shape and markings on the leaves, it has asymmetrical oval green leaves with striking curved silver stripes atop red stems, resembling a watermelon. 

Pet Friendly 

Yes, peperomia varieties are non-toxic to pets 

Botanical Name

Peperomia argyreia

Size (Can grow to)

Small 10-25cm

Growth Habit



The Watermelon Peperomia grows well in bright indirect light. Position your plant in a bright room in a shaded position. Insufficient light will cause the growing to slow and direct sunlight will burn the leaves. 


Low/Medium. They don't need a lot of water, allow the top layer of soil to dry before you water. Overwatering can lead to root rot and under-watering will cause your plant to wilt.