Watermelon Begonia, Watermelon Peperomia
Peperomia argyreia

Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: argyreia (ar-GY-ree-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Pale Green

Green

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Smiths, Alabama

Tampa, Florida

Plano, Texas

Anacortes, Washington

Federal Way, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 9, 2003, bruceyboy wrote:

I have grown these plants indoors many times. Does anyone know where I can get some of the unusual varieties?

bruceyboy