Plant Care Peperomia nivalis

Peperomia nivalis

About Peperomia nivalis

Did you know Peperomia plants belong to the pepper family, along with black peppercorns? Their fruits and seeds have traveled one of the longest distances ever recorded, over 3000 miles to an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, while stuck to a bird's feet! 🦅 They can be easily propagated by leaves which make them super easy to share with friends!

Taxonomy

Peperomia nivalis
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

How to care for Peperomia nivalis

Water

How often to water your Peperomia nivalis

Water needs for Peperomia nivalis
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia nivalis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Peperomia nivalis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Peperomia nivalis in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

30% Very Low

Growing Peperomia nivalis in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Peperomia nivalis in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 4th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Peperomia nivalis in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight will increase by 42.3% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

Indianapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to increase by 42.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.3 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Peperomia nivalis in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 5.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours o…

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Finding light for Peperomia nivalis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peperomia nivalis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Peperomia nivalis may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Peperomia nivalis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Peperomia nivalis: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Peperomia nivalis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Peperomia nivalis

Nutrient needs for plant Peperomia nivalis in Indianapolis, Indiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 1st, 2023

The growing potential in Indianapolis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for Peperomia nivalis

Peperomia nivalis

Peperomia nivalis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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