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Watermelon Peperomia - "peperomia argyreia"
This plant is also known as a watermelon begonia & is a species of flowering plant in piperaceae, native to south America including Brazil, Ecuador & Venezuela. Although it may be called a watermelon begonia it is not closely related to watermelons or begonias.
LIGHT- Bright indirect light is the best sunlight for this plant, direct light can cause the foliage to burn. Given too much light & the patterns & colours will fade & not enough light & leaves may become a darker green
WATER- Once every 1-2weeks, you want to let the top inch of soil to dry out between watering. In the winter season these plants can tolerate less water & sometimes only need water once a week depending how dry your home is
PPRUNING- watermelon peperomia benefit from light annual pruning. Pinching the plant can help keep it fuller & less leggy but of course this is up to your personal preference! If you want to pinch your plant just cut of the undesired leaves at the base of the stem. Although you can propagate this plant it can take up to 4 months to see new growth from the cuttings!
TOXICITY - This plant is perfect for all home as they are non-toxic! Making them pet safe & kid safe!