Fascinating fleshy leaves are banded with greens and greys that sway on central red-purple stems giving it the alternative name of Watermelon Peperomia. Native to South America it likes the dappled light of a jungle floor which makes it particularly suited to lower indoor light conditions.
- Light: Moderate to bright, can tolerate low light conditions but will grow slowly. To optimally maintain the plant inside the house, ensure you place it close to a west or east-facing window so that good light is guaranteed either during the mornings or later in the afternoons. Best avoid south-facing windows as direct sunlight can dry out or burn the leaves. They also do really well under fluorescent lights, making them ideal for the office or basement flat.
- Water: Water when the soil has almost dried out, Radiator Plants don't like to be over-watered. Use soft water if possible and water from below. Water is stored in the leaves making these plants drought resistant.
Not edible. NON-TOXIC if accidentally ingested.