Watermelon Peperomia prefer loose and breathable soil
and is not resistant to ponding. Therefore, special attention should be paid to potting. We can use a fertile potting mix that drains well.
In this way, even if the novice potted plants are watered too much, there is no need to worry about ponding. In addition, in order to ensure sufficient nutrition in the soil and not affect the normal growth of Watermelon Peperomia, we need to mix humus soil, river sand and nutrient soil (vegetable garden soil) in the ratio of 2:1:3 when we repotting Watermelon Peperomia in spring.
Watermelon Peperomia likes loose and breathable soil with rich humus and good drainage. When planting Watermelon Peperomia
, we can fully mix rotten leaf soil, peat soil and a small amount of perlite, and it is best to add some base fertilizer.
When we buy Watermelon Peperomia, we usually see some yellow, brown or white particles in the soil. As long as we pinch them with our hands, there will be liquid splashing out. These are not insect eggs, but some slow-release fertilizers
, specifically slow-release organic granular fertilizers. These fertilizers will slowly release nutrients, which are usually buried under the soil, The promoting effect on plants is long-lasting and slow.
If the soil drainage is not good, or excessive watering leads to long-term moisture or ponding in the soil, the rhizome will rot, resulting in the death of Watermelon Peperomia plants
. We provide these watermelons Peperomia with appropriate soil. The basin soil can not retain water for a long time. These plants with excessive watering can still survive, but their branches and leaves are easy to grow in vain.
If you feel troublesome, we can directly prepare ordinary universal nutrient soil for Watermelon Peperomia. You can also prepare some drained sandy soil or humus soil by yourself. Peat soil can be used in the soil with composted soil and coarse sand. Add some rotten manure or slow-release fertilizer under the soil, and add 2 ~ 3 equal parts (accounting for 20% ~ 30% of basin soil) of coarse sand or perlite to the soil. Peat soil can be replaced by coconut bran, and compost soil can be replaced by rotten leaf soil.