Deets: The peperomia genus has over 1000 species, but only a dozen or so make for good houseplants. Named watermelon for its similarity of appearance to the rind (skin) of a watermelon. Generally an easy care plant, the Peperomia can become “leggy” if not given enough sun.
Name(s): Dwarf Watermelon Peperomia, Mini Watermelon, Sweetheart Peperomia; Peperomia Verschaffeltii
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.
Grower: Beginners, all types.