Large juicy, round shiny leaves that resemble the skin of a watermelon on vibrant red coloured stems. the leaves can get up to 15cm in diameter, showing off beautiful silver striped markings on a dark green leaf.
Current Pot Size: 100mm
Synonyms: Watermelon peperomia, Peperomia Sandersii.
Endemic: Northern South America
Light: Bright indirect light to full shade, categories 3-4 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Soil type x (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings.
Maintenance: Well draining soil and good airflow is required. Less light will produce a leggy, taller plant, more light will produce a more compact plant. Prefers a tighter pot and will be less likely to experience root rot if is slightly root bound.