Bertie

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Peperomia argyreia; Watermelon begonia


ABOUT OUR WATERMELON PEPEROMIA

Hello there, I'm Bertie. I'm the Peperomia argyreia or otherwise known as the watermelon Peperomia. I’m nicknamed the watermelon plant due to my stripy foliage resembling the outside of a watermelon. I have that funky tropical look with the ideal compact size to fit in any nook or cranny available. My easy going nature makes me a favourite green friend amongst the houseplant community. Pop me on your mantelpiece or bookshelf for a splash of stripey goodness.

I’m native to South America where I enjoy the shady canopy of the forest. I’m more likely to thrive in a bright shady room when I can enjoy plenty of natural light. All together there’s over 1,500 species of Peperomia which due to their attractive and hardy foliage make for very popular houseplants. For even growth I would recommend rotating my pot weekly so my foliage can look its best from every angle. If you’d like to place me close to a window I’d suggest placing me in the shade of a larger plant to protect me from any direct sunlight.

I’m a must have green friend for plant enthusiasts and beginners alike. My compact size is the ideal gift for someone special.

Small Height (including nursery pot) 20cm; pot diameter 12cm. (Fits a 12-15cm pot)

DID YOU KNOW?

Bertie prefers a snug home and won’t put up a fuss if he’s root bound. He will happily stay in the same pot for many years at a time. Just another reason why Bertie is so laid back.

Bertie has quirky and interesting leaves that are just the right size to make sure every inch of your space is covered in foliage.


QUICK WATERMELON PEPEROMIA PLANT CARE

Bertie prefers high humidity, regular watering and partial sunlight.

LIGHTING

I do prefer a bright light but nothing direct as this will burn my leaves.

WATERING

Check the first two inches of my soil regularly and never let my soil dry out. I prefer my soil to be consistently moist rather than dry or soggy.

HUMIDITY

I do like a humid environment but can tolerate a dry room. Find out how you can increase humidity here.

FERTILISER

I’m a fast grower in the spring and summer months. Fertilise me once every 4 weeks from the months of March-September.

   

   


FAST FACTS ABOUT BERTIE


BEST ROOM

A bright living room or bedroom. Bright indirect light will promote new growth.

PET SAFE

Yes

AIR PURIFYING

Yes

THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED

How do you take care of a watermelon Peperomia?

Bertie is a terrific beginner plant. He likes a bright room with indirect light, warm temperatures and good levels of humidity to keep any crispy leaves at bay. Being quite adaptable to his surroundings, he can tolerate a cold or hot room. Keep the temperature between 15ºC-30ºC. Keep Bertie away from any radiators as this will dry out his foliage and cause the edges of his leaves to crisp up. Check the first two inches of his soil once every 5-6 days and only water when it is dry. This will happen more often in the summer months and less frequently in the winter months.

Where should I put my watermelon Peperomia?

Bertie should be placed in a well lit room with plenty of natural light. Next to a frosted window in a bathroom is an ideal spot for Bertie to enjoy the high levels of humidity. In the winter months Bertie can tolerate a little morning or evening sunlight when the light is less harsh.

Is Watermelon peperomia fast growing?

Bertie will push out plenty of new growth in the spring and summer months. The more bright indirect light Bertie receives, the faster he will grow. In the winter Bertie will go into dormancy and there will be less growth from the months of November- March. Use our fortifying houseplant fertiliser to promote new growth from March-October.

PLANT STYLING TIPS

Use Bertie’s stripy leaves to decorate and style your living room or bedroom. He’s the ideal size for a mantelpiece, windowsill or bookcase. Pair Bertie with Eddie and Paddy for the complete green look.

Pair Bertie with the joyful candle and the self care crystal for a positive living space full of good energy and relaxing vibes.

QUICK DELIVERY

We use a next day delivery service with one of our trusted couriers. Please allow a little bit of packing time. During COVID and busy times this can be up to 5 days.

SECURE PAYMENTS

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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE

If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.

WE PLANT 10 TREES FOR EVERY ORDER

Our goal is to plant 1 million trees by 2025 to help save our environment.

Delivery

We individually package our plants with recyclable materials to ensure you receive the highest quality plants. Every plant leaves us with a Pointless Plants quality assured sticker, this means we have checked the plant and it meets our very high standards. ** Please note some plants will contain plastic around them which have been added by growers to protect their delicate leaves. We do our best not add single use plastic to our orders

We send our plants using a next day delivery trusted courier service which will give you shipping updates and the opportunity to rearrange delivery. We do leave a delivery instruction to leave box in a safe place as a quick delivery ensures quality of our plants are maintained. This should also avoid having to reschedule missed deliveries.

99% of the time our plants are delivered safely. Occasionally plants may arrive a little bit damaged. In this case send us a picture within 72hours and we will be more than happy to replace them.

We ship using a next day delivery but, sometimes we need a 3-7day period to process your order. This is because demand fluctuates, we may need extra packing time or plants availability has changed at the last minute. We try our best to make delivery as quick as possible and we are working very hard on reducing our dispatch time.

 

Returns & Refunds

If you receive your plants and they are damaged from delivery, we will happily replace them. Just send us a picture within 72 hours of receiving them.

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at hello@pointlessplants.com​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

We are here for you

Send us an email, hello@pointlessplants.com

Call us or WhatsApp, 07308953372
 

 

Who Are Pointless Plants?

What makes you different from other plant companies?

We don’t see ourselves as a business. Our mission is to make the world a happier, better and greener place. We think delivering houseplants is a good start.

 

Do you really plant 10 trees for every order?

Yes, we have an API installed on our website which automatically plants trees with Ecologi when an order is made. Our slogan is ‘Create a Jungle’ and we are on a mission to make the world a greener place. We are always looking to do more and when we get the chance to travel, we’re hoping to see our impact first hand. Sometimes we save our trees for a big project where we can help first hand. This isn't just about short term carbon offsetting. This is about long term biodiversity, rebuilding and conserving our planet!

 

  

Covid-19

What changes have you made for a safer delivery?

Delivering your plants to you is our top priority. We have implemented social distancing in our office and our team is working from home whenever possible. Our postage carrier has also implicated contact free delivery.

 

  

Plant care

Do you have any information on caring for my plant?

Yes we do! On each individual plant page we have a summary of how to look after each specific plant. We will tell you about watering, light and humidity. This will help to get you started.

We also have specific plant care documents on our website. CLICK HERE

  

Do you have any plants that will purify my home?

Absolutely, many houseplants not only look great but are also busy at work making the air in your home as clean as possible. Check out our ‘Air Purifying Machines’.

 

Can I put my plant in a room with no windows?

While some plants thrive in lower light conditions, all plants need some light to survive. Check out our top 5 best shade loving plants. (Snake plant, ZZ Plant, Palm, Cast Iron Plant, Peace Lily)

 

Do you have any plants for my office?

Yes, we’d love to brighten up your work space. Check out our office plants HERE.

  

I’m a complete plant beginner. Which plants are right for me?

We were all beginners once. We have so many low maintenance plants to choose from which are perfect for beginners. Check out our ‘Pretty hard to kill plants’ 

  

I think my plant is dying! Help!

We’re here to help. Send us an email ​hello@pointlessplants.com​ or WhatsApp us on 07308953372 and we can help assist you further.

The most common reason for dying plants is overwatering. If your plant is turning yellow, this is due to overwatering. Always feel the soil of your houseplant before you water to make sure it is dry.

 

Are your plants pet safe?

This does vary depending on the plant. We have an entire section on pet safe plants. We want to make sure the furry members of your family are safe. Find our range of pet safe houseplants HERE.

 

 

Orders

Can I cancel or edit my order?

Yes, for most orders we can edit or cancel them, provided your order has not already been dispatched from our warehouse. This could range from 1-6 days and will depend on stock availability.

Email us at hello@pointlessplants.comor WhatsApp us on07308953372​ ​and we will work out the best course of action for you and your new plants.

 

Is there a minimum spend?

No. You are free to order as much or as little as you like. 

 

I’m not happy with my plants. What are my next steps?

We’re sorry to hear this! Send us pictures of the problem on any form of social media, email (hello@pointlessplants.com) or WhatsApp (07308953372). We will base each case specifically on the individual situation.

We will try our best to rectify the problem and leave you with a solution you are happy with.

 

Does my plant arrive already potted?

All our plants arrive potted in a plastic nursery pot. Some of our plants arrive in decorative pots. This will be clearly stated on the plant’s specific page as to whether the decorative pot is included or not.

 

Do you offer a gift note option?

If you have any special requests, we’d love to hear from you. Our website does have a 'Add a gift note' section. Send us an email on hello@pointlessplants.comor message on our WhatsApp 07308953372​ if you need anymore help.

 

 

Delivery

Can I pick my delivery date?

At this time we do not have an option for picking an exact date. If you’re in need of your order to arrive on a particular date, please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comand we will do our best to get your plants to you as soon as we can.

  

How will my delivery be tracked?

Your order will be delivered to you through DHL shipping. You will receive a link from DHL shipping where you can rearrange delivery and pick a safe space. On the morning of delivery, you will receive a 1 hour delivery time slot. If you wish to receive notifications by text please enter your phone number at checkout.

 

How long will delivery take? 

On most orders we have next day delivery. If you live in Belfast or Scotland this could take up to 48 hours. Depending on stock availability please allow up to 7 days. Please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comif you have any further questions on when to expect your order.

 

What is the price for delivery?

Delivery is £3.95 for next day and £8.99 for Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Scottish Islands. This could vary due to dispatch time. 

 

How are you environmentally friendly?

We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All our packaging is made from recycled materials and can be recycled further. Please recycle our packaging if possible.

  

  

Returns

Do you accept returns?

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at hello@pointlessplants.com​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

 

What is your refund policy?

We will treat each situation individually and work out the best solution for you. Please contact us on WhatsApp 07308953372or email at hello@pointlessplants.com and we can assist further.