They have a compact growth habit, and their leaves are not only colorful but also have a shimmery appearance that is especially stunning when the sunlight catches them. Native to South America, watermelon peperomia are tropical plants that grow naturally in the rainforest understory, and adapt exceptionally well to indoor growing.
Light: Bright to medium indirect light. They should not be exposed to prolonged periods of direct sunlight as their leaves are prone to burning.While they can survive in lower light conditions, their leaves will be smaller and the growth will be more leggy.
Water: Allow the top couple inches of soil to dry out between watering and then water thoroughly. After watering, make sure the plant drains fully. Do not allow the plant to sit in water for more than an hour as this will cause root rot.
Air Purifying: Yes, known to remove formaldehyde from the air.
Toxicity: Non-toxic, pet-friendly.
Growth Rate: Slow growing.
Origin: Tropical South America
*Please note: Plants may not look exactly as shown.