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!


Peperomia nivalis

How to care for Peperomia nivalis


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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

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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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

22% Very Low

Growing Peperomia nivalis in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Peperomia nivalis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 30th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Peperomia nivalis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will increase by 49.3% ☀️

January 30th, 2023

Minneapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to increase by 49.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.2 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Peperomia nivalis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

January 30th, 2023

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 5.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 14.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…

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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 Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.


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.

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Care Summary for Peperomia nivalis

Peperomia nivalis

Peperomia nivalis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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