How To Save My Watermelon Peperomia Leaves Curling?

Written by Ivy

Jan 04 2022

How To Save My Watermelon Peperomia Leaves Curling?
Watermelon Peperomia is a foliage plant and its leaves are very lovely. The leaves are dark green, but there are silver gray stripes on the leaves, which looks like the stripes on the watermelon skin. Watermelon Peperomia gives people a pleasant feeling. Placing a propagation pot indoors is also a good decoration, but attention should be paid to the maintenance environment and maintenance methods, otherwise leaves curling is easy to occur. Leaves curling occurs in Watermelon Peperomia, with drooping petioles, which affects viewing, mainly due to the following five aspects:

Strong Light

Watermelon Peperomia is resistant to semi shade environment. It is afraid of direct strong light. If the light is too strong, the stripes on the leaves of Watermelon Peperomia will droop, even sunburn, yellow leaves, leaves curling, and death will occur in serious cases. Watermelon Peperomia is resistant to half shade, or likes half shade environment, but it does not mean that it can be cultured in places with too weak light for a long time. In that way, although Watermelon Peperomia will not be sunburned, the leaves will not be able to carry out photosynthesis due to the long-term lack of light and chlorophyllin, the leaves will slowly turn yellow and lose vitality, and the petioles will produce leaves curling due to excessive growth, Affect the ornamental.
In order to keep the appearance of Watermelon Peperomia in a likable state, it can be cultured in a place with bright light or in a place with astigmatism. If the light of the planting environment is too strong in summer, you must remember to shade it and do not place it next to the carved glass, which is easy to burn. The light in winter is relatively soft and can be cultured under full light.
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Watermelon Peperomia has average drought tolerance and is afraid of floods. In the process of propagation, if the basin soil is too dry, the leaves will turn yellow, there is no gloss, the petiole will sag, or even dry and die; If the basin soil is too wet, the root system is damaged, or even the root system rots, the phenomenon of leaves curling will appear in the leaves.
Do you think Watermelon Peperomia is not easy to take care of? In fact, the watering is not as difficult to control as expected. It is really difficult to grasp the watering amount. We can abide by the watering principle of "see dry and see wet", that is, after the basin soil is dry, we can pour water at one time.
Watermelon Peperomia is in the growth period at the temperature of 15 ℃ ~ 25 ℃. During this period, the basin soil shall be kept wet, but it shall not be too wet or ponding for a long time; In summer, the temperature is high, the water evaporates quickly, keeps the basin soil moist, and often sprays water to leaves curling and the surrounding environment to increase air humidity and maintain the color and stripe of leaves; When the temperature drops in winter, the demand for water decreases. Control the watering amount and keep the basin soil slightly dry to reduce leaves curling.
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Calcium Deficiency

Watermelon Peperomia still needs a lot of nutrients, but in the process of fertilization, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer should be balanced. Without phosphorus fertilizer, Watermelon Peperomia leaves are dull and stripes will become light; Due to the lack of nitrogen fertilizer, Watermelon Peperomia grows slowly and the plant is short. However, if there is too much nitrogen fertilizer, the plant stems and leaves will grow in vain, and the longer they grow, the thinner they become, resulting in the drooping of petioles and affecting the viewing.
Watermelon Peperomia should be fertilized during the growth period. According to the growth of the plant, dilute fertilizer solution should be applied once or twice a month. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer should be balanced and not biased towards phosphorus fertilizer or nitrogen fertilizer. Only in the flowering period of Watermelon Peperomia, that is, before flowering in late summer and early autumn, reduce nitrogen fertilizer, increase phosphorus fertilizer and promote flowers. In the high temperature period in summer and low temperature period in winter, the plant grows very slowly, has little demand for nutrients, and does not need fertilization to avoid fertilizer damage.

Low Humidity

Watermelon Peperomia planted by some friends is lush and full of leaves. It looks very beautiful, but the ventilation and light transmittance can not be ignored. The branches and leaves of Watermelon Peperomia are too dense, or there are too many cross branches and leaves, and the ventilation and light transmittance are poor, which is easy to cause the leaves of Watermelon Peperomia to turn yellow and leaves curling.
Watermelon Peperomia can be trimmed at any time without a specific time. The dense branches and leaves, overgrown branches and leaves, crossed branches and leaves, as well as the branches and leaves affecting the plant type, shall be properly trimmed to increase the ventilation and light transmittance, so as to avoid yellowing, loss of vitality or leaves curling.

Poor Ventilation

In addition to increasing ventilation and light transmittance through pruning, the ventilation of the maintenance environment is also very important, which is also one of the reasons for the yellow leaves and leaves curling of Watermelon Peperomia. Propagating plants can also be regarded as a barrier in summer and winter. The temperature is too high or too low. The two limits are to test the heat and cold resistance of plants in summer and winter. At this time, it is easy to ignore the ventilation. Most plants may be defeated by the factor of ventilation.
For outdoor aquaculture of Watermelon Peperomia, there is no problem with general ventilation. During indoor aquaculture, you should often open windows for ventilation to let the air flow and avoid leaves curling indoors. Watermelon Peperomia also needs fresh air like people. Watermelon Peperomia will be vibrant under a good ventilation environment.