At Washington, DC’s Little Leaf Shop
(one of the prettiest plant shops in the world
), this season brings the Watermelon Peperomia. The short, low-maintenance, tropical plant is nicknamed for its patterned leaves, which vibe with a watermelon’s skin. It’s a sweet pattern, but it gets deeper: Maroon stems add contrast to the light green leaves.
“The dramatic variegation in the leaves makes this funky plant the perfect addition to your home jungle,” says Little Leaf’s Nicole Laemers.Winter Tip
“Winter can be a tricky time for plants because the days are shorter, and therefore, they’re receiving less light. As a general rule of thumb, less sun equals less water, and more sun equals more water. Be sure to adjust your watering schedule accordingly by cutting back during the winter months,” explains Laemers.