Plant Care Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

About Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Did you know Peperomia plants belong to the pepper family, along with black peppercorns? Their fruits and seeds have traveled one of the longest distances ever recorded, over 3000 miles to an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, while stuck to a bird's feet! 🦅 They can be easily propagated by leaves which make them super easy to share with friends!


Peperomia verschaffeltii

Also known as

Mini Watermelon Peperomia, mini watermelon, Peperomia verschaffelti and peperomia mini watermelon

How to care for Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon


How often to water your Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Water needs for Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Peperomia Dwarf Watermelon

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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