Peperomia argyreia is all about the foliage. Fascinating fleshy leaves are banded with greens and greys that sway on central red purple stems giving it the alternative name of Watermelon Peperomia. Native to South America it likes the dappled light of a jungle floor which makes it particularly suited to lower indoor light conditions.
Please note: the stems and leaves on this plant are very fragile and despite our best efforts some may be lost or damaged and bruised during transit.
Light: Peperomia enjoy bright or moderate light conditions and will tolerate shade. Avoid direct sunlight. They do really well under fluorescent lights, making them ideal for the office or basement flat.
Water: Water when the soil has almost dried out, Radiator Plants don't like to be over-watered. Use soft water if possible and water from below. Water is stored in the leaves making these plants drought resistant.
Temperature: Average to warm temperatures from 18-24°C but can cope with as low as 10°C at a push. Avoid draughts.
Humidity: Peperomia enjoy raised humidity levels but most of the time they do just fine in normal household conditions.
Feed: Apply a half-strength balanced fertiliser once or twice during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 20-30cm plus flower spikes. Slow growing.
Origin: South America.
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