If you are familiar with the watermelon peperomia, the Peperomia puteolata Parallel will be your new favorite. Native to South America, this plant is an upright grower with slightly trailing, quickly-spreading foliage. The patterned leaves, which resemble a watermelon rind, are oval or almond in shape. Each leaf has a dark green background with white stripes. Stems are woody and red. Expect small, insignificant, white spikes of flowers in the springtime.
You will want to provide this plant with bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Do not overwater. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Peperomia puteolata Parallel works well as a houseplant or patio plant in a pot or hanging basket.