Watermelon Peperomia, also called Pilea Argyreia is native to South America. They are a tropical plant that grows primarily in the understory of the Rain Forest. It is a begonia.
This propagation was not done in water but the node was placed in soil. The original leaf fell off and it took forever for any sign of life and then voila, he has said hello! When they are happy, they will give you flowers! The leaves are really pretty with striping, hence the name watermelon! As the plant matures the silver sheen on the leaves is really pretty.
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Light: Because they are used to being in an understory, this plant can do well in partial light scenarios. Do not expose to direct sunlight for long
Food: Balanced fertilizer every 2-4 weeks
Water: Allow drying in the first two inches before watering thoroughly. They like to be moist, but not soaking wet.
Temperature: 65-80 degrees. No less than 50 degrees because they will perish
Soil: Well-draining soil. They do like an acidic ph level
*Sorry for the spotting on the pot. It happens when he gets watered.
***THIS POOR BABY DID NOT TOLERATE ITS FERTILIZER THIS MONTH. HE HAS FERTILIZER BURN AS SEEN IN ONE PICTURE AND TWO OF HIS NEW LEAVES DIED. HOWEVER, AS SEEN IN THE LAST PICTURE, THERE ARE TWO BRAND NEW LEAF BUDS GROWING! PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED UNTIL HE BEGINS GROWING GOOD AGAIN.
See below for timeline pictures of plant each month
Picture of the plant in April 2022:
Picture of the plant in March 2022:
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