PlantsPeperomia→Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Watermelon Peperomia
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Botanical names:
Peperomia argyreia Accepted
Peperomia sandersii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Glossy, medium green, with lighter green and silver stripes; resembling watermelon rind.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Plants id by Nicxr Feb 12, 2020 9:19 AM 3
Watermelon peperomia is sick by carolchj Aug 31, 2019 9:18 AM 5
Vintage plant engraving identification by Nikola Sep 10, 2020 1:48 PM 15
Please help ID this plant by riette Feb 28, 2012 7:49 PM 59

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