Amika | Watermelon Peperomia | Argyreia

Have you ever seen a plant quite like Amika?!  A firm favourite in the house plant community for these beautiful striped leaves that look like baby watermelons!           

Amika Loves

☼ Sunlight: a bright spot without direct sunlight
☂ Water: semi-regular, let her dry out
♡ Care: easy
◯ Pot Size: fits 17cm+

Amika will arrive in a 17cm plastic pot so I recommend choosing one slightly larger here

£20.00

Care Advice

Watermelon Peperomia | Argyreia

*Please read the shipping note at the bottom*

Native to South America, Amika likes it relatively warm, with some sunlight but not prolonged direct sun as it can burn her beautiful leaves.   It’s important to balance under/over watering with your peperomia, let the top part of her soil dry out before watering again but be sure she’s not sat in water or with soggy roots.     

Peperomias actually quite like being pot bound so don’t worry too much about repotting, too early.    

Good news!  Peperomias are widely considered to be non-toxic to pets.  Try to keep out of reach though, in case your fluffy friend takes a liking to her.

All of the houseplants in my shop are named after an inspiring woman. This time, it’s Amika George, a period poverty campaigner who started the #FreePeriods movement online at the age of 13 – truly inspirational.

 *Due to their delicate nature, you may find some bruised/brown or broken off leaves when your plant arrives, that’s totally normal and just part of shipping this particular plant.  Feel free to remove those if you want, there will be plenty of baby leaves on the way to fill the gaps! I promise you they’re worth it!*    

Standard delivery is £4.99 with FREE delivery on all orders over £50

 All products are packaged and sent within 3 working days and couriered by DPD with next-day delivery.  I will let you know when your plant is on it’s way so you can track it!  The £4.99 charge is Mainland UK only – please email for shipping costs elsewhere. 

If you need your plant more urgently, please contact me at gemma@irisandco.com to see if I can offer Express Delivery for your choice.

Going Green:  All of my packaging is recyclable or reused, plants are wrapped in corrugated cardboard for protection and their pots wrapped in a compostable bag – just pop it in your food waste caddy or compost heap afterwards!  If you do spy any sneaky plastic in your order (bubble wrap, air packs etc.) rest assured they’re re-used from orders I’ve received – feel free to keep reusing!  All deliveries are carbon offset too, so you can enjoy your plant, guilt free!

As a small business, customer satisfaction is the most important thing to me.  As carefully as I pack your order, there is a small chance your items could be damaged during transit.

If soil has been displaced or a few leaves are damaged, give them a trim and your plant should be right as rain in a week or two.  If more severe damage has occurred in transit, please email me within 24 hours with photographs and I’ll be happy to support.

In order to process the refund or re-sending of any damaged item, I will need photographs of the photographic evidence of the item(s) claimed for clearly showing damage to external packaging, internal packaging, parcel label on item and damage to the item, within 7 days.  Without this information and photographs, I will be unable to process your refund or send out replacement products.

happy customers

I ordered a houseplant from Iris & Co in the last few weeks and was very happy to receive a healthy, beautiful plant within a week of ordering. Gemma was quick to respond and very helpful. I love the info cards included with purchase that include helpful tips on how to care for each plant! Will definitely order again.

5* Tori Grigg

Beautiful plants and excellent customer service

5* Kanye

Bought a “phoebe” plant as I can’t seem to keep houseplants alive! Delivery was amazing (plant still seemed happy!) and I even had a little freebie which I also love. Phoebe has settled in nicely in her new pot (also from Iris & Co, beautiful). Couldn’t ask for more and would definitely recommend!

5* Stacy W

Lovely plant! Super speedy delivery! My plant has settled in well. She is keeping me company as I work, and makes me a little happier when doing admin!

5* Holly M

Fast delivery. Detailed care card for the plant. Handwritten note was a real treat

5* Belen

Bought a beautiful pinstripe calathea that arrived super quickly and in great condition. There was also a hand written note and a care guide which was a very nice personal touch.

5* Sarah Smith

I ordered a house plant and pot from Gemma and am really pleased with it so far.  The website pot recommendation was really helpful and also the plant care tips that were emailed to me separately. Gemma delivered the plants herself and the presentation was beautiful. Would really recommend for any gifts (to other or self!).

5* Amelia S

I ordered a beautiful plant and pot. They arrived quickly and safely, they were well packaged. I absolutely love them, they look just as good as the photos on the website, I’m really pleased, thank you!

5* Claire H