When deciding what light your plant needs the best thing to do is look at its natural environment. A watermelon peperomia usually grows in places that receive a lot of sunlight but is often hidden under other foliage so sits in the shade.
So with this in mind you want to place your Peperomia in a bright room in your home near a light source but in a shaded spot. If you don’t have any shaded spots near your windows then you can create one using other plants.
Try finding plants that enjoy receiving lots of sunlight and put them in direct line of the sun, then place your watermelon Peperomia behind or under them so that it is within the bright light area but being protected from the sun.
You can also create protection from the sun by adding a sheer curtain to an area of your home that receives strong light.
If you’re not sure about your placement you can try your Peperomia in one spot, monitor it and then move it accordingly. Below are the signs to watch out for that indicate its either receiving too much or too little light.
Watermelon Peperomia Receiving Too Much Light
Signs to watch out for that your plant may be receiving too much light reside in the foliage. You may find that the deep green lines on your leaves start to dim to a duller green if its receiving too much sunlight.
If this happens then don’t panic! Your plant isn’t dying, just move it further from the light source or find something that can add a shaded element to your plant display.
Watermelon Peperomia Receiving Too Little Light
Too little light can be just as damaging for your Peperomia as too much light. You can tell if your plant is receiving too little light as the foliage may become a darker green. If this is the case just move it a bit closer to a light source and your plant should right itself in no time.
Plants are often more resilient than you think and a little bit of mistreatment isn’t going to kill them. Just make sure you keep an eye on them to prevent that from becoming a lot of mistreatment.
Important! One important thing to note is that when we say your Peperomia needs to be placed in the shade that doesn’t mean it should have no access to light. Make sure its in the shade in a brightly lit area. All plants need light to survive and this one is no different.
Now you’ve found out how much light your Watermelon Peperomia needs, its time to look at how often you water a Watermelon Peperomia.
Follow these tips and look at our overall Watermelon Peperomia care guide and you should be good to go.