How to Propagate Watermelon Peperomia (3 Methods)

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Watermelon Peperomia is one of the most beautiful peperomias. Learn how to propagate it. This plant has many great qualities. It is beautiful, easy to care for, easy to propagate, and friendly to children and pets. These plants are perfect for sharing with friends because of all the above.

Easy Guide to Propagate Watermelon Peperomia

Peperomia can be propagated in many ways. You can choose the one that works best for your needs. We will show you how to propagate Watermelon Peperomia in detail.

  • Cut leaves in half, and plant them in the soil
  • Plant whole leaves in soil or water with the petiole.
  • Growing cutlets in water

Propagate Watermelon Peperomia (method 1)

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This easy method has the advantage that you can grow up to six plants with one leaf.

What you really need:

  • Sheet
  • Sharp, sterilized scissors or a knife
  • Potting soil or any other soil that is suitable for this kind of plant
  • Container or pot (we prefer clear plastic containers because it makes it easier for us to monitor humidity and root growth).
  • Plastic bag or a clear glass container you can place on top of the jar
  • Water (rainwater, tap water) that you have had in a container overnight – minimum

This is our favorite method to propagate watermelon peperomia. It requires patience while the plant grows, but it is well worth it. This method will produce a lot of baby plants.

Broken leaves can occur with this plant, especially if you have pets. You can use the leaf to propagate your plants. You can also take a leaf from the plant and cut it.

It’s time to start propagating your Peperomia Watermelon

  1. The leaf should be cut in half.
  2. Place soil in pot/tray.
  3.  Place the leaf halves in-ground (the area where the leaf was cut into the ground). To secure the leaves, add more soil. You want to place the petiole in soil with half of the leaf. However, it is best to keep it just above the ground.
  4.  You should add a little water to the soil. The soil should be moist but not saturated.
  5. To ensure that your plant enjoys a warm and humid environment, cover the pot with a clear plastic container. You don’t have to add water as long as the soil remains moist or you can see condensation on the plastic container/bag. Over two weeks, we only added a few drops as necessary.
  6. Let the waiting begin in a warm and bright spot that is not too direct. It’s normal to check for roots every five minutes. We all do.
  7. Small roots should be ready in 2-4 weeks, and the first baby plants in 3-5 weeks. One baby plant must be germinated first.
  8. The petiole is where the plant grows
  9. Depending on the conditions, you will see baby plants start to grow from the top of the leaf within 2-4 weeks. You can expect 5 or more baby plants per leaf.
  10. Baby watermelon peperomia is a leaf without a petiole.
  11.  Once your baby plants reach the right size, you can move them into regular pots (potting dirt) to continue their growth. When repotting, be careful not to damage roots.
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Your propagated peperomia watermelon plants are ready to be planted

  1. Place peperomia plant-friendly soil in the bottom of the pot.
  2. The blade should be removed from the ground. It is important to do it slowly so that you don’t damage the roots.
  3. The blade should be removed. The leaf that grew from its petiole was cut off. The plants should be able easily to separate the leaf from the remaining half.
  4. Place the soil and plant in the pot.
  5. Add soil to the top. Water if necessary.
  6. Optional: You can place a clear plastic bag on top of the plant for a few more days.


This method has a high chance of success. When it is time to pot it, there is the possibility of stress on the plant. The leaf could also rot during the process. This may happen if the leaf is already damaged or the environment is not right for the plant. However, this risk is very low.

Propagate Watermelon Peperomia (Method 2)

This method has a high success rate, and you only get one leaf. This method has the advantage that you can place the leaf in the container you intend to plant it in.

What you really need:

  • Sheet
  • Sharp, sterilized scissors or a knife
  • Potting soil or any other soil that is suitable for this kind of plant
  • Pot
  • Plastic bag or a clear glass container you can place on top of the jar
  • Water (rainwater, tap water) that you have had in a container overnight – minimum

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  1. Prepare the pot and add potting soil. Add water. Make sure the soil is moist.
  2. Take a healthy leaf off the mother plant. The leaf’s petiole should be twice as long as your finger.
  3. Place the leaf on the ground with the petiole facing down, touching the ground.
  4. Place in a warm, indirect area with sufficient light. Cover the bag with a clear plastic wrap. As the weeks and days go by, check the humidity levels. There should be condensation visible on the bag. If necessary, add water.
  5. Wait for roots to sprout. This should take between 2-4 weeks after the beginning of your watermelon root propagation.
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Propagate Watermelon Peperomia (Method 3)

The least preferred way to propagate peperomia is by using watermelon. Our experience shows that this method is not always as successful as the other two and takes longer to produce peperomia watermelon.

  • Place the stem, with intact petiole, in water.
  • Let them rot.
  • Every now and again, change the water.
  • Within a month, the first signs of root growth should be apparent.
  • After some time, the stems will begin to emerge.
  • Place the baby plant in potting dirt.

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