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Watermelon Peperomia Dwarf

Watermelon Peperomia Dwarf

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Peperomia Verschaffeltii AKA the Dwarf Watermelon Peperomia is lovely indoor plant renowned for its unique silver "watermelon" patterning.
These shimmery foliage plants are easy to maintain and do best in indirect light with well draining soil.

Pot size: 130mm

Watermelon Peperomia Care

Temperature:

Prefers temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC), and no lower than 50ºF (10ºC).

Light:

A bright room with the plant placed in a shaded spot is ideal, without direct sunlight. In their natural habitat they reside undercover within forests with some sun and shade so we need to try and replicate this. Sitting back from a west, east or even south facing window is best.

Watering:

It's important not to water these plants too much or underwater them. Over-watering can cause rot and under-watering will make them wilt. To get watering just about right, allow the soil to dry to the touch at the top and then water thoroughly, but much less during winter.

Soil:

A peat based soil is best used that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is a good mix.

Re-Potting:

You will not need to re-pot one of these very often as they quite like to be pot bound. After about 3 years you may need to move to a slightly bigger pot, to be done during spring. You can replace the top soil once very spring.

Fertilizer:

During the spring while the plant is growing use a diluted liquid fertilizer once every 2 - 4 weeks until the end of summer.

Humidity:

Average indoor humidity should be fine. You can mist the leaves every now and again during summer months if the air becomes dry. Being around other indoor plants will improve humidity.

Propagation:

The most common and easiest way to propagate a peperomia of this type is by leaf cuttings. Remove leaves with petioles (stalks ) and use rooting hormone on the cut before planting in seedling and cutting compost. About 1 inch of stalk with a leaf should be fine and keep the soil moist and warm.


If you have heating units or air-conditioners, it is best to avoid placing plants underneath or next to them. This is because of the air blowing out from these units can be extremely hot or cold which can leave a healthy plant burnt, damaged and stressed. We recommend the Australian made Munash Organics soil food & foliage spray or The Plant Runner Plant Food or neem oil to keep you plants happy and healthy!

Delivery Options - Spend $69 or more online in our Plantary and we offer FREE delivery within Tasmania.

ALL plants shipped OUTSIDE Tasmania are now sent bare root. Do not fear this is the best way to get them all the way to you in the best possible condition. They come carefully wrapped in damp sphagnum moss to make the journey, you may choose a fab new pot from our range of pots including one of our favourites Aussie made Mr Kitly.

*Disclaimer:  We pack our gorgeous plants for shipment extremely carefully, however we do ask that you keep in mind that once they leave our store, we cannot guarantee how carefully they are handled in transit. We cannot guarantee they have been sung to or talked to by the postmen!

So, if a leaf is a little bent, bruised or maybe a small stem broken off, we cannot control this. If by some chance your plant did not arrive alive, never fear, we have got you covered just email our customer service team spottedquollhobart@gmail.com with a quick we will either replace the plants pronto or refund you.

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