The good news is that yes you can propagate you Watermelon Peperomia in water and not only that, you can also propagate it in soil. So whichever method you prefer you should be able to choose with no issues.
Propagating Watermelon Peperomia In Water
Propagating a Watermelon Peperomia is easy. Simply choose a healthy leaf and take a cutting. Be sure to leave some of the stem as this is where new roots will grow from.
When you have you cutting place it in water and watch it grow. Make sure you change the water regularly for the best results and check on your plant for signs of root rot.
Propagating Watermelon Peperomia In Soil
When propagating in soil there are two options you can choose from. We’ll talk you through each of them and you can decide which one you would like to try out for yourself.
Our recommendation would be to try out all of the different techniques and see which is your favourite for yourself.
Propagating in soil isn’t too much different. There are two techniques you can use.
Firstly you can propagate in a similar way to how you did so in water. Take a cutting from your plant with the stem intact and plant it in soil.
Option Two – Our Favourite Method
Or there is another option and this is our favourite. take a healthy leaf from your Watermelon Peperomia and cut it in half horizontally across the leaves.
Then take your leaf half and place them into soil, cut side facing down. You want to place the leaf a couple of cms deep into the soil to keep it supported.
Next water the soil thoroughly so that it is moist through but make sure you allow your plant to drain so its not sitting in water.
Your Watermelon Peperomia doesn’t need direct sunlight so pick a bright spot for it to sit in that isn’t under direct rays from the sun.
Next you want to think about humidity. Your plant will need more humidity while its in this growing stage, more than it would get from just misting so you may want to consider placing a half cut plastic cup on top of your plant to create a tiny humid atmosphere for your growing plant.
When doing a propagation make sure you take more than one cutting. Not all of the cuttings you take will grow so if you’re relying on one you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.
Instead take a few cuttings and hopefully you will see some growth!