Peperomia argyreia (Hook.f.) E.Morren, Ann. Hort. Belge Étrangère 17: 2 1867. (Syn: Peperomia argyraea Hott. [Invalid]; Peperomia arifolia var. argyreia Hook.f.: Peperomia sandersii C.DC.;                         (≡) Peperomia arifolia var. argyreia Miq. (basionym));
SE-Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Ecuador, Venezuela (Distrito Federal, Miranda),
Colombia (I), Tuamotu Arch. (I), Ryukyu Isl. (I), Taiwan (I)
as per Catalogue of life;
 
Watermelon Peperomia or Watermelon Begonia; 
 

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Req- Plant for ID-2: Ornamental Plant from Botanical Garden Yercaud Tamil Nadu

Date: 18.2.2013


Peperomia argyreia


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Problem with my watermelon peperomia : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb each. 

I bought this watermelon peperomia a few weeks ago. 
I live in Mumbai. 
I water it when the soil which is well draining is dry to touch and give it medium light. 
I see that the new leaves are quite yellow and not green. 
Can somebody explain why?
What am I not doing right?


Younger leaves generally light green or yellowish green. Watch for some more time till they mature.  If the problem persist add cow dung manure  (handful) .  If you are keeping the plant in a shadow area bring to semi shade area..  

in addition you might be over-watering it. usually that is the the problem with african violets and peperomias as newly acquired houseplants

reduce watering (only water when about 3-4 cms of the top of the soil feels kind-a dry
also its better to water from the bottom, put a saucerful of water under the pot for a few hours
second reason could be light and nitrogen content, so also follow the advice given by …
I notice you have left it in the plastic pot, most of the houseplant peperomias are succulent, 
succulents do better in terra cotta pots, let their roots breathe, and pebbles in the drip catching saucer below the pot works wonders.


 

 

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Peperomia argyreia (Hook.f.) É.Morren : 3 posts by 1 author. 3 images- 6 to 7 mb.

Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date:  28  November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.
Habitat: Cultivated 


  
 
 

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