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How to propagate Watermelon peperomia

Written by Maggie

Jan 22 2021

How to propagate Watermelon peperomia

Regarding the propagation methods of Watermelon peperomia, it has two propagation methods: sowing and cutting propagation methods. The following are 2 propagation methods of Watermelon peperomia.

propagation methods of Watermelon peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia Cutting Propagation

1. Cutting Propagation Time

Cutting propagation of Watermelon peperomia, optional leaves or branches as cuttings, but according to the experience of planting people, choosing leaves is obviously better. As for cutting propagation time, because Watermelon peperomia like warm environments, so the best choice of cutting propagation is from spring to autumn, when cutting propagation survival rate is higher.

2. Cuttings Selection for Propagation

In the Watermelon peperomia cutting propagation, the selection of cuttings is crucial. In the Watermelon peperomia potted, choose strong and substantial leaves, with 2-3 cm inside the petiole all off, dry for 2 to 3 hours after the wound is slightly dry and can be cut.

3. Start the Cutting Propagation

Cuttage matrix for propagation select the washed river sand with 20% ~ 30% vermiculite, and then the Watermelon peperomia planted in the sand bed or pot oblique, petiole and seedling bed Angle is 35-45 degrees.

4. Post-cutting Propagation Care

After the cutting propagation, keep the matrix moist, and then put the slotting machine under half shade. Generally in a warm environment, adventitious roots and adventitious buds can be born in 4-5 weeks, and seedlings can be grown in about 2 months. When the seedlings grow to 4-5 cm, transplant on the pot, and then in accordance with the Watermelon peperomia propagation method to maintain, soon you can get a new pot.

propagation methods of Watermelon peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia Sowing Propagation

Sowing propagation time: In addition to planting leaves, sowing propagation method can also be used for the propagation of Watermelon peperomia. The propagation time can be in spring and autumn, combined with the time to turn the basin for soil.

Sowing propagation method: ripe peperomia in the growth process, the base will issue a new bud, you can turn the pot for soil when the plant will be removed, and then clean the soil, and then cut off the new bud with a disinfected blade, and then planted respectively. Be careful, however, to protect the root system of the mother plant and the new bud.

propagation methods of Watermelon peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia Care after Propagation

1. The soil care

Watermelon peperomia needs to be planted in loose, fertile, well-drained soil and does not grow well in clay. The basin soil should be used after mixing leaf rot soil with coarse sand or cinder ash. Also available peat soil + perlite cultivation.

2. Water care

During the growing season, the soil in the pot should be kept moist, but there should be no water in the pot. Otherwise, the roots and leaves will rot easily, and even the whole plant will die. In summer and dry season, water should be sprayed on the leaf surface 2-3 times a day to improve the air humidity and promote the formation of leaf markings. Fear of both drought and waterlogging, drought will wilt, yellow, and even death; Waterlogging may cause root rot. To keep the basin soil slightly wet, can also be in the basin soil surface dry water, if the temperature is slightly lower in winter, you should control watering, let the basin soil dry and wet alternately.

3. Humidity care

Watermelon peperomia needs higher air humidity, not dry, in addition to the normal watering, but also often to the plant water, such as the best conditions in the growth environment of water humidification, the effect is good.Leaves grow abnormally in dry conditions.

4. Light care

Because Watermelon peperomia is more resistant to shade, so usually should be placed in the room bright scattered light, avoid direct light. Spring and autumn two seasons should be moved to outdoor ventilation and a little sunshine conservation. Watermelon peperomia likes half shade or scattered light, only in winter can be full sun maintenance, summer must shade 50%, otherwise easy to burn the blade.But it is too shaded, the leaves are dull, grayish green, and the markings are not obvious.

5. The temperature care

Watermelon peperomia can neither stand cold nor heat, and the optimum temperature for growth is 20~30℃. When the temperature exceeds 30℃ and below 15℃, the growth slows down. The lowest temperature in winter can not be lower than 10℃, otherwise it is vulnerable to freezing. There are even physiological diseases.

6. Fertilizer care

Watermelon peperomia usually needs to apply 1 times a month thin cake fertilizer water or compound fertilizer, nitrogen fertilizer can not be too much, such as lack of phosphate fertilizer, easy to cause the disappearance of leaf markings, reduce the ornamental effect. To be applied with balanced fertilizer, not only nitrogen fertilizer, otherwise it will cause "watermelon" stripes are not obvious, the ornamental value is greatly reduced.Better use thin liquid fertilizer irrigation basin soil, too thick fertilizer easy to cause plant necrosis.
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