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  Peperomia argyreia
  Family Name : Piperaceae

  Common Names : Watermelon Begonia, Watermelon Pepper, Watermelon Peperomia

  Chinese Name : 西瓜皮椒草

 
Watermelon Begonia,Watermelon Pepper,Watermelon Peperomia
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Northern South America to Brazil
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a small herbaceous plant and grows about 20 cm tall.
      Foliage: Its fleshy leaves are dark-green, marked with silver strips and resemble the rind of a watermelon, thus the common name.
      Stems: Its stems are red and fleshy.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Division
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Silver / Grey
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Thick
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate

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