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Sep 16, 2021 1:49 PM CST
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Hi,

I have some questions about a Watermelon Peperomia plant that I recently purchased. At the time it had one leaf that had a split in it, however more leaves have split since then. I've read it could be various reasons such as low humidity, overwatering etc. Would you have an idea what the cause of this could be? and any suggestions on how to fix the issue? It has yet to be repotted, could cactus/succulent soil be used with a few other things mixed in, or is it preferred to just use regular potting soil? Also, for the leaves that have split should I remove them entirely?

Thanks!

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Sep 16, 2021 3:29 PM CST
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Hi & welcome! I would first suspect mechanical damage from something bumping into the plant, a person, pet, or object moved near the plant that bumped into, causing a leaf to bend so far that it snaps. Is that a possibility?
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Sep 17, 2021 11:01 AM CST
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purpleinopp said:Hi & welcome! I would first suspect mechanical damage from something bumping into the plant, a person, pet, or object moved near the plant that bumped into, causing a leaf to bend so far that it snaps. Is that a possibility?

No, we have no animals and it's up out of the way.
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Sep 17, 2021 10:02 PM CST

purpleinopp said:Hi & welcome! I would first suspect mechanical damage from something bumping into the plant, a person, pet, or object moved near the plant that bumped into, causing a leaf to bend so far that it snaps. Is that a possibility?


Hah, my first though was a cat.

Not something I've seen often, but linked to probably too much water or too low humidity:

(easier to just link what I found)
https://dengarden.com/gardenin...

I'd guess 1 or 2, maybe but probably not 4.
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Sep 18, 2021 8:00 AM CST
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When new leaves emerge deformed, it is usually a watering problem. How are you determining when your Peperomia needs water?
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Sep 23, 2021 10:53 PM CST

Are you still having the same problem with new growth?
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Oct 23, 2021 12:06 AM CST

its so nice-thank u
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Oct 23, 2021 9:35 PM CST

eiliyaseeds said:its so nice-thank u


Good to hear, thanks for the update.

Any new pictures for comparison?
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