Plant Care Silver Frost Peperomia

Silver Frost Peperomia

4.5 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Silver Frost Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Silver Frost Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Silver Frost Peperomia

This species of Peperomia is known for its uniquely textured leaves and bright, frosty coloring. The fruits of Peperomia plants are very sticky, so they can be easily picked up by animals passing by. Their fruits and seeds have traveled one of the longest distances ever recorded for a plant, over 3000 miles to an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, all while stuck to a bird's feet 🦅. They're very closely related to the same plants that produce black pepper, and their fruits have a similar peppery taste!


Peperomia caperata 'Frost'

Also known as

Peperomia Frost

How to care for Silver Frost Peperomia


How often to water your Silver Frost Peperomia

Water needs for Silver Frost Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Silver Frost Peperomia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Silver Frost Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Silver Frost Peperomia in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Silver Frost Peperomia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Silver Frost Peperomia: 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 Silver Frost Peperomia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Silver Frost Peperomia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Silver Frost Peperomia

Silver Frost Peperomia

Silver Frost Peperomia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Silver Frost Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Silver Frost Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Silver Frost Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Silver Frost Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Silver Frost Peperomia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Kaylies avatar
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 8,427 XP
globe Leawood, KS

My favorite pep! Very low maintenance and will thrive with little TLC.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Mossycabbages avatar
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP

Cute plant and grows very quickly. It’s also insanely easy to propagate. I threw a few leaves in moss and now I have several babies. I keep mine in ~65% humidity with grow lights and spagnum moss covering the soil

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
User3022 avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 3,271 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario

This plant is easy to take care of just don’t over water. It’s just not my fav in how it grows; mounding and leaves very close together.

Survivor Survivor
Plantdaddy970 avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 311 XP
globe Fort Collins, CO

Love this plant, so beautiful, easy to take care of, and grows FAST!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Nerskine avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 2,932 XP

Not much to do to keep this little fella happy- moderate light, infrequent watering. I love the way it shapes itself into a little mound- very architectural for this symmetry lover!

Survivor Survivor
Shealenyeah avatar
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 1,682 XP

My favorite plant that I own. It’s so beautiful and has a shimmery sheen to the rippled leaves! She’s been thriving since I bought her. I had it far from a window at first but now she sits in front of a northwest facing window and has done great both places. Doesn’t need frequent watering either compared to some other plants I own. Highly recommend for the ease of care and the sheer beauty of it!

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