Plant Care Watermelon Peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia

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.

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.

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