Plant Care Watermelon Peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia

4.3 out of 5 (42 experiences)

Watermelon Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Watermelon Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

watermelon begonia, Peperomia sandersii and watermelon plant


Peperomia argyreia

How to care for Watermelon Peperomia


How often to water your Watermelon Peperomia

Water needs for Watermelon Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Watermelon Peperomia 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 Watermelon Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Watermelon Peperomia in your home

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

Watermelon Peperomia 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.

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How to fertilize Watermelon Peperomia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Watermelon Peperomia: 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 Watermelon Peperomia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Watermelon Peperomia is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Watermelon Peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia

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.

What other plant parents say

Watermelon Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 18
Watermelon Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Watermelon Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
Watermelon Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Watermelon Peperomia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Watermelon Peperomia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Watermelon Peperomia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Watermelon Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Luminesaint avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 214 XP

so pretty , stems very thick and new growth extremely fast

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Rinnyk avatar
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 718 XP
globe Round Hill, Virginia

Wally is my “full-sized” watermelon peperomia and I love this plant. The leaves are gorgeous! We got him at a big box store and he was the best of the worst. But a little TLC, pest treatment, fertilizer and sunshine and he’s showing out! Easy to care for, just water and forget. Check for pests weekly and spray with neem solution every 10days. And watch it thrive!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Hope Mills, North Carolina

This plant is quite tricky to navigate at times but as long as you know it’s needs and the warning signs, you can take care of it pretty easy. Be sure to look for signs of leaf curl as this means it is trying to retain moisture. This plant lovessss water and sucks it up right away. If it doesn’t have enough it drops and can break stems. Also very fragile leaves, be gentle! New leaves pop up all the time, sometimes several at the same time. Very pretty to look at and shimmers in the sunlight!

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Patiovert avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 671 XP

Favorite plant ever. It’s so cute and is so easy to care for! I can’t wait to see how it continues to grow.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Sarahellieb avatar
leaf-1 84 Plants
xp 4,313 XP
globe Knoxville, Tennessee

not my fave but she isn’t poisonous so that’s a plus

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Kandy avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 226 XP
globe Pensacola, Florida

Beautiful and looks like a watermelon design.

Fast grower Fast grower
Keila avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 129 XP

So easy to propagate. see a brown leave or a leave you don’t particularly like the way it looks? Cut it from the stem and cut the leave in half and plant both pieces in some soil and TA DAAA!!!🎊

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Lizabones avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 129 XP

I love the way this plant looks, however the leaves tend to brown easily and I haven’t seen new growth just yet.

Browns easily Browns easily
Jackinbox45 avatar
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 2,084 XP
globe Saint Leonard, Maryland

This plant takes a lot of tender loving care.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Omerksick avatar
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 760 XP

Walmart done did this plant dirty so I had to bring him home and show him some love. He is recovering very nicely and has some baby leaves sprouting!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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