Sun Schedule: Medium to bright indirect light
Pet Friendly: Yes
Size: Medium, roughly 8" Tall in a 6" Pot
Care Intensity: Light care
Water Schedule: Once every 7-10 Days. Does not like to be very dry, and also does not like to be wet for days either.
Native to northern South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela. The plant is not closely related to either watermelons or begonias. These terms relate to the shape, markings and texture of the leaves. Growing to 20 cm tall. It is a perennial with asymmetrical oval green leaves, slightly fleshy, strikingly marked with curved silver stripes, and red stems. Tiny green flower spikes appear in summer.
Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia
Common Name(s): Watermelon Peperomia, Watermelon Begonia
Grower Tip: Never get the crown of the plant wet. This is especially important during cold weather as dampness on the plant’s crown will lead to rot. It would be a good plant to water from the bottom.
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