House Plants

Peperomia argyreia (Watermelon Peperomia)

Scientific name: Peperomia argyreia

Common names: Watermelon Peperomia

Family: Piperaceae

Genus: Peperomia

Origin: South America

Height: 0.5 to 0.75′

Spread: 0.5 to 0.5′

Zones: 10 through 12

Sources ​1,2​

Plant Care

Sun: Part shade to sun

Water: Moderately watered, but well drained

Soil: Needs good drainage in containers. Sandy loam.

Frost Tolerant: No

Drought Tolerant: No



Method: Division, Cuttage

Take healthy plant and divide, separate plantlets, or take stem cuttings and place in soil. For best results, use heating mat.



Not toxic to dogs and cats.​3​

Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Peperomia Argyreia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed July 18, 2021.
  2. 2.
    Peperomia Argyreia. NC State Extension. Accessed July 18, 2021.
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