Written by Maggie
Jan 22 2021
Watermelon peperomia, scientific name Peperomia argyreia, is a perennial herb. Although the plant is small, it grows abundantly and looks exquisite and beautiful overall. In particular, its leaves look like Watermelon skin, giving people a refreshing and pleasant feeling. In life, Watermelon peperomia is often planted in a small pot on a coffee table, desk, etc., and watched carefully. It has a very good beautification home effect.
Watermelon peperomia is a perennial evergreen herb. Stem is short, fascicular, petiole reddish-brown. Leaves are ovoid, apical, about 6cm long. Veins are from the center to the surrounding radiation, the main vein 8, thick green, between the veins for silver gray, like watermelon rind.
Watermelon peperomia likes warm, humid semi-shady environments, and it is not cold resistant, avoiding water, afraid of strong light, in indoor farming. Watermelon peperomia should be placed in a place with sufficient astigmatism, watering to keep the pot soil slightly wet, and shade in summer, winter warm. As to cultivate soil, it’s better to choose loose and fertile, drainage permeability good soil.
Watermelon peperomia is ative to America and tropical Asia.
Watermelon peperomia propagation by leaf insertion and plant division is commonly used. The leaves are inserted in the spring and summer, and the petiole is inserted in the sand bed. The leaves can also be cut lengthwise into 2 pieces and inserted directly into the seedbed. Root 20 ~ 30 days after insertion.
The suitable temperature for Watermelon peperomia care is 20~28℃, more than 30℃ and below 15℃ growth is slow. Watermelon peperomia cold resistance is poor, winter indoor minimum temperature should not be less than 10℃, otherwise vulnerable to freezing damage. Propagation by ramet and leaf insertion is commonly used. Potted appropriate to choose with leaf rot soil-based culture soil. At ordinary times Watermelon peperomia should be placed in the half shade culture, avoiding direct light. In the growing season we should keep the basin soil moist, but the basin can not water, otherwise easy to rot the root leaves, or even the whole plant death. Apply 1 times a month thin decayed cake fertilizer water. If the fertilizer is too much, especially the nitrogen fertilizer is too much, and the lack of phosphate fertilizer, easy to cause the disappearance of leaf markings, reduces the ornamental value of Watermelon peperomia. In the summer and dry season, it is advisable to spray water to the leaf 1-2 times a day, and sprinkle water on the ground around the flowerpot to maintain high air humidity and promote the formation of leaf markings. In spring, autumn season had better move to outdoor ventilated good and see sunlight place slightly, conserve for period of time to move again or indoor, and can make plant grows so robust.
Watermelon peperomia plant shape is exquisite, show leaves Cong cattle, round shape, green, used as interior decoration plants with unique charm. Watermelon peperomia can be a small pot placed on the tea table, desk, watch carefully, and have a unique flavor. Watermelon peperomia is very suitable for desk decoration of small foliage plants.