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