7 Indoor Plants that Look like Watermelons

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Plants that look like watermelons have leaves so similar to the fruit that you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference!

You don’t need to grow watermelons if you like the color and pattern of the fruit’s rind! These plants offer a similar appearance!

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Plants that Look like Watermelons

1. String of Watermelon

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Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii var. woodii

This trailing succulent has leaves with a unique pattern resembling watermelon rinds. String of Watermelon is an excellent choice for hanging baskets or planters.

2. Watermelon Peperomia


Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia

Next on the list of plants that look like watermelons is this peperomia! The glossy leaves is like they are small fruits in the question themselves!

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3. Watermelon Begonia

Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata

Also famous as the Ripple Radiator Plant, its leaves have a rippled texture and a distinctive green and silver pattern.

4. Freddy

Botanical Name: Calathea rufibarba ‘Freddy’

Calathea ‘Freddy’ has a unique pattern resembling a watermelon’s skin – however, its leaves are elongated and have a certain matt effect to them.

5. Fittonia

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Botanical Name: Fittonia spp

Nerve plants have leaves with intricate veining and patterns that can resemble watermelon skin. They come in various colors, including green, pink, and red.

6. Watermelon Dischidia


Botanical Name: Dischidia ovata

The foliage of Dischidia ovata is like a ripe watermelon that has attained a striking red-pink hue! A fantastic contender for hanging baskets!

7. Watermelon Vine

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Botanical Name: Pellionia repens

Just have a look at the image and you can see how much it resembles the fruit in question! Give it plenty of indirect and bright light for the best leaf color and growth.

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