Plant Care Silver Frost Peperomia

Silver Frost Peperomia

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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!

Taxonomy

Peperomia caperata 'Frost'
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

Peperomia Frost

How to care for Silver Frost Peperomia

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Silver Frost Peperomia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing Silver Frost Peperomia →

Common Silver Frost Peperomia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Silver Frost Peperomia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Silver Frost Peperomia Water Frequency →

Silver Frost Peperomia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Silver Frost Peperomia may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Silver Frost Peperomia Light Requirements →

Silver Frost Peperomia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Silver Frost Peperomia is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Silver Frost Peperomia Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Silver Frost Peperomia prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Silver Frost Peperomia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Silver Frost Peperomia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Frost Peperomia →


💩 Fertilizer

Silver Frost Peperomia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Silver Frost Peperomia →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Silver Frost Peperomia to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Silver Frost Peperomia is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Silver Frost Peperomia bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Silver Frost Peperomia Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Silver Frost Peperomia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Silver Frost Peperomia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Silver Frost Peperomia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Silver Frost Peperomia Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Silver Frost Peperomia can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Silver Frost Peperomia, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Silver Frost Peperomia

Silver Frost Peperomia

Silver Frost Peperomia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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
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leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 9,032 XP
globe Leawood, KS
01/13/2022

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
@@mossycabbages
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 3,455 XP
12/28/2021

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
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leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 4,897 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario
08/12/2021

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
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leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 311 XP
globe Fort Collins, CO
06/14/2021

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
@@Nerskine
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 3,196 XP
04/08/2021

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
@@shealenyeah
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 2,056 XP
04/07/2021

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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