6″ Peperomia Watermelon Hanger
Peperomia argyreia, the watermelon peperomia, is a species of flowering plant in the family Piperaceae, native to northern South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela. The plant is not closely related to either watermelons or begonias.
These are very easy to grow and can make a good plant choice for the beginner. Keeping to the basics of care instructions will allow these plants to thrive. Most important is enough light, no overwatering and cold conditions.
Placing them in a spot of medium light will help mimic their natural habitat under forest canopies. If its gorgeous stripes start to fade, that’s how you know you’re giving it too much sunlight. But if its stalks are growing long and begin to distort its shape, it’s not getting enough.
It’s important not to water these plants too much or underwater them. Over-watering can cause rot and under-watering will make them wilt. To get watering just about right, allow the soil to dry to the touch at the top and then water thoroughly, but much less during winter.
This big leaf plant comes in a gorgeous water colour ceramic blue pot