How to Grow & Care for Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’ (2024)

Hey folks!! Do you want to grow a less demanding plant means a low-maintenance plant? If yes, then you’re at the right place. 

Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’ is the perfect plant for your indoor collection. It has great vegetation that behaves well in the other colors of plants. Feed your plants with proper sunlight, good levels of humidity, water supply, fertilizers, and so on. 

In this guide, we will let you know about everything that is needed for growing Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’ and also acting tips for this plant to grow healthy. 

Let’s get started. 

Quick information
Common name watermelon Peperomia, Watermelon Begonia
Sunlight Bright, indirect light
Soil usedRich, quick-draining, loamy
Water requirementsWater if the top half of the soil is dry
PruningBeginning of the growing season
Mature size 6 to 12 inches as a houseplant
Hardiness Zone10 to 12

What is Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’? 

Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’

Peperomia Argyreia is also known as a watermelon plant that tends to produce cute little watermelon-shaped leaves in the plant. 

The color of these leaves varies from dark green color to light green color.

It looks shimmery dn attracts everyone’s attention as it differentiates its appearance in all the plants. It is native to South America (Brazil). 

How to grow Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’? 

Being a friendly plant to grow, it is also sometimes known as a friendship plant. The best time to propagate these plants is during the summertime and springtime. It is easy to propagate with the help of stem cuttings and even by division method. Let’s throw some light on both segments. 

Via division 

Step 1- First, you have to remove the plant from the container to check its roots and separate the offshoots. 

Step 2– Now is the time to separate the offshoots that are needed to be planted by teasing the roots from the plant.

Step 3-  Now take a new pot and plant the offshoot in it. 

Step 4- You have to make sure to water the potting mix gently so that it remains moist. 

Step 5- Choose a location that will help your plant to receive bright indirect sunlight. 

Step 6- Now, after a few weeks, you have to stop watering your plant and enjoy the benefits of your plant. 

Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’

Via stem cuttings 

Step 1- First, you have to choose a clean pot for your plant by washing it.

Step 2- Then, some potting mix to it and let the soil damp.

Step 3- Make some holes in the soil so that you put the cuttings there. 

Step 4- A cutting of 3 inches long will be sufficient, cut it below the leaf node and remove all the extra leaves from it. 

Step 5– Now, as you have put the cuttings inside, you have to cover the pit with the plastic sheet so that moisture remains there but leave some place for the air to come. 

Step 6- Keep the pot likewise for around about 2 weeks for the roots to come.

Step 7– Keep misting the leaves but make sure the soil does not become soggy. 

Step 8– After 2 weeks, remove the plastic sheet and you will observe its roots.

Step 9- So, you can put them in another good container with more drainage holes and space and enjoy its benefits. 

How to care for Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’? 

When you grow a plant, you expect a lot of things in return but forget that it needs to be maintained. Everyone is busy with their routines that they dismiss to take care of their plants. No worries! We are here with some of the easiest caring tips for your plan to thrive well. They are: 

  • Sunlight
  • Water
  • Fertilizer
  • Repotting
  • Soil
  • Humidity and temperature
  • Pruning 

Let’s know about all of these caring tips in detail:

Sunlight needs

  • Peperomia Argyreia will grow best in bright but indirect sunlight.
  • When you plant them indoors, then you can place the plants near the windowsill but away from direct sunlight.
  • The full sun has the power to scorch the leaves of the plant, so avoid doing so.
  • When they receive low light then the plants develop leggy growth. 

Soil needs

  • Guys, what about the soil needs of the plant? Peperomia Argyreia like to thrive in the well-drained potting mix because it tends to drain the excess water.
  • Do not choose the cactus soil for your plant as it will not absorb the water and the plant will not sustain its growth.
  • Making a mixture of perlite and peat moss and sphagnum moss will work great for the Peperomia Argyreia. 

Watering needs 

  • You have to give them water the topsoil of the plant becomes dry.
  • You can check the moisture of the soil by putting a finger inside the soil about half an inch and if it feels, like then is the right time to water your plant.
  • Being a plant that does not like to be underwatered and overwatered, it needs a medium level of watering.
  • Do not let the water sit in the saucer as it will develop root rot in the plant and is not good for the Peperomia Argyreia. 

Temperature and Humidity needs

  • These plants tend to thrive healthy if you feed them in warm environments.
  • You have to provide adequate temperature to your plant like the average room temperature.
  • Make sure to keep misting the plants your plants so that they remain moist.
  • Provide them with sufficient humidity levels and keep them away from cold drafts or air conditioners.

Fertilizer needs

  • Peperomia Argyreia prefers liquid fertilizers for their growth with a ratio of 20-20-20.
  • After giving water to your plants you have to pour the fertilizer on the surface of the soil so that it spreads equally.
  • It is required to dilute the fertilizer to about half of its strength so that it does not harm the plant.
  • Being not a heavy feeder, you have to fertilize it at the time of spring and summer. 
  • When you see a white crust on the soil, it shows the salt so you have to wash it off with water so that it does not harm the plant. 

Potting & Repotting 

  • Peperomia Argyreialikes are to be repotted after every two to three years.
  • Being a slow-growing plant, it does not demand much repotting like some other varieties.
  • When the roots begin to come out from the drainage holes, then you have to Repot the pot as it is overgrown now in that pot.
  • Make sure to choose 1 inch bigger pot than before for your Peperomia Argyreia and with good drainage holes. 
  • Last but not least, you can choose unglazes clay pot for your plant as it is good for them. 
Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’

Pruning needs 

  • Peperomia Argyreia is one of the plants that need to be pruned off seasonally as these plants are slow-growing plants. 
  • Pruning is the process of removing dead and affected leaves from the plant so that new growth emerges in the plant. 
  • As you know the plant gets attacked by the pests, so pruning it off will keep the pests away from the plant. 
  • When you prune the leaves, you have to cut off the full stem from the surface as it will not produce a new leaf. 
  • New stems in the plant tend to produce fresh leaves in the plant. 
  • Last but not least, you have to make use of sterilized scissors for trimming your plant. 

Wrapping up the context 

In this guide, you come to know about the best plant named Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’. It is one of the attractive plants that steals everyone’s attention towards them and is adored by all, especially when it comes to its heart-shaped leaves.

I hope you are clear with the process of growing Peperomia Argyreia ‘Watermelon’ in your home garden as it is the easiest to grow. If not, then also you can read out the whole guide to understand it properly. 

Thanks for reading! Happy gardening! 

Anna Scott

Anna Scott loves gardening and has been doing it for a long time. She wants to help new gardeners learn from her experience. Through her writing, she shares tips and advice on how to make gardens beautiful. Anna hopes her words will inspire new gardeners to succeed.

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