How to Care for a Watermelon Peperomia | Bloomscape

How to Care for a Watermelon Peperomia

Use these instructions to care for a Watermelon Peperomia. This guide will tell you how to water your Watermelon Peperomia; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

Light Requirements

Your Watermelon Peperomia will be happiest in medium to bright light. Do not allow the direct sun to hit the foliage. If given too much light, the colors and patterns will fade.  If not enough light, the leaves may become darker green.

Water Requirements

Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. Always keep an eye on your plant–if the leaves droop or feel a bit thin, it may also be time to water.

Humidity Preference

Watermelon Peperomia will enjoy extra humidity. Mist regularly or place the pot on a pebble tray to boost the moisture surrounding this plant. 

Optimum Temperature

Your Watermelon Peperomia prefers temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and should not get colder than 60 degrees at night.

Plant Food

Fertilize your Watermelon Peperomia once a month in the spring through summer using either a liquid or water-soluble indoor plant fertilizer at half strength. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any plant food.

Additional Care

If you decide to re-pot your Watermelon Peperomia, be careful not to give it too much room. This plant likes to be slightly root bound, so it is best to opt for a pot that seems a little bit too small.

Toxicity

The Watermelon Peperomia is non-toxic to pets and children.