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Watermelon Peperomia Care Guide

Last Updated: June 10, 2022

Basic Watermelon Peperomia Care

We have totally fallen in love with the Watermelon Peperomia as they look incredible and are easy to propagate! Below you’ll find everything you need to care for a Watermelon Peperomia.


Medium Light

I prefer areas that aren’t too bright or shady. Finding a balance is important.


Water Infrequently

I can be quite sensitive to root rot so be careful not to overwater me.


Medium Humidity

Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise I won’t be a happy plant.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Can tolerate many light levels

Watermelon Peperomia plants are quite versatile when it comes to light conditions but will do best in medium to bright, indirect light. Try to avoid direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.

Whilst the Watermelon Peperomia can tolerate low light levels, you will start to see the new leaves have less variegation and be darker green.

They are very sensitive to overwatering

Overwatering can cause the most issues with Watermelon Peperomia so make sure that the potting mix is dry before watering again. Cut back on watering in winter as temperatures drop and there is less sunlight.

Average room temperature is ideal

Watermelon Peperomia plants need average temperatures (or slightly above) to thrive. They don’t do well in cold temperatures so keep them away from drafts and AC vents.

Mist a little during summer

Give your plant a little humidity boost in summer to help with the warmer temperatures. The best way to do this is by misting weekly or using a humidifier.

Feed your Watermelon Peperomia monthly during summer

If you choose to fertilise your Watermelon Peperomia then it’s important you only do this in the warmer months of spring and summer.

We recommend using a water-soluble fertiliser once a month. Make sure to dilute it at more than recommended to avoid fertiliser burn. There is no one fits all when it comes to fertiliser so you can’t assume what it says on the bottle will fit with every unique houseplant.

Propagate through pups or stem cuttings

Propagating your Watermelon Peperomia really couldn’t be easier as you can do it through pups, stem cuttings or leaf cuttings.

We recommend propagating through pups that grow from the mother plant as this is the most successful method. Simply cut the pups off the main stem and root them in water for a few weeks before migrating to fresh potting mix.

Watermelon Peperomia

We recommend Watermelon Peperomia plants for bedrooms and offices as they are a natural air purifier meaning they remove toxins such as formaldehyde.

Watermelon Peperomia are safe for pets

Another reason we have fallen in love with the Watermelon Peperomia is that they are safe for pets. So you don’t need to worry if your furry friends have a bad habit of nibbling at your plants!


Watermelon Peperomia FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Watermelon Peperomia.


Common Problems with your Watermelon Peperomia

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


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