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PlantFiles: Watermelon Begonia, Watermelon Peperomia
Peperomia argyreia

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

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bruceyboy 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?



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

Smiths, Alabama
Tampa, Florida
Plano, Texas
Anacortes, Washington
Federal Way, Washington

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