Deets: The peperomia genus has over 1000 species, but only a dozen or so make for good houseplants. Yes, it's very similar to the watermelon peperomia, in terms of the leaf pattern resembling the rind of a watermelon. Native to South America, found covering forest grounds with it's quick spreading nature. It's growth habit is upright, and also slightly trailing in nature. Generally an easy care plant, the Peperomia can become “leggy” if not given enough sun.
Name(s): 'Parallel' / Peperomia Puteolata
Light: Your Peperomia will be happiest in medium to bright light. Do not allow the direct sun to hit the foliage. If given too much light, the colors and patterns will fade. If not enough light, the leaves may become darker green.
Water: Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. Always keep an eye on your plant–if the leaves droop or feel a bit thin, it may also be time to water.
Temperature: Ideal temperature of 65-75 degrees and it will not tolerate anything lower than 50 degrees. Be sure to avoid sudden temperature changes and cold drafts.
Grower: Beginners, all types.
Pet Friendly: Yes