A Slice of Paradise in Your Living Room

Say hello to the Peperomia argyreia, or as it's more commonly known, the Watermelon Pepper. This charming plant, with its striking lime-colored leaves and soft stems, is a true showstopper. It's like having a slice of watermelon in your living room, minus the sticky fingers!

Peperomia argyreia

Partial Shade

Specific light requirements are not available.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Peperomia argyreia

The Watermelon Pepper is a compact plant, typically reaching a height and width of about 8 to 12 inches. Its leaves are its main attraction, boasting a vibrant lime color that's reminiscent of a ripe watermelon. And let's not forget about its flowers! They bloom in shades of beige and ivory, adding a subtle yet striking contrast to the plant's overall appearance.

Despite its common name, the Watermelon Pepper is not a pepper plant and it doesn't produce any fruits. The name 'Watermelon Pepper' is derived from the plant's striking leaf pattern which resembles the rind of a watermelon.

Also known as

Watermelon pepper

Our design recommendations

The Watermelon Pepper's outstanding design features make it a popular choice for room plants. Its vibrant leaves and soft stems add a touch of tropical charm to any space. Plus, it's a long-lived plant, so you can enjoy its beauty for years to come. The Watermelon Pepper is best suited as a room plant. It thrives in indoor environments and can add a pop of color to your living room, bedroom, or office.