A charming cultivar, the Peperomia ‘Frost’ has the stout stems and fleshy leaves that the Piperaceae family is known for. WIth the rippled and lily pad-shaped leaves of its parent, Peperomia ‘Ripple’.
It achieves its truly unique look from the steely grey-blue hue of its leaves!
Grow Pot Size: 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 9-12" Plant Care Level: Easy
Peperomia 'Frost' Care Tips
Binomial Name: Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’
Leaves are easily marked when over touched or bumped. Careful to not over handle the leaves and damage the unique pattern.
Always water the soil itself, not the plant. Water that sits on the leaves can cause rotting.
The Peperomia 'Frost' Story
Where is it from? Peperomia plants are native to South America.
Who is the Peperomia 'Frost'? There are over a 1000 species belonging to the Piperaceae family. ‘Frost’ was a man made cultivar bread in a greenhouse.
Good For You! Peperomia are great air purifying plants, removing formaldehyde from the air. The Peperomia is also viewed as a good luck symbol in Brazil!
Is the Peperomia 'Frost' the right plant for me?
Peperomia plants are perfect for beginners! They have a wide variety of colors and textures. Luckily, the thick stems and leaves act similar to the succulent plant and don’t require water as often as other plants since it can store water for longer periods of time. The plants do prefer bright to medium light with no direct sun.
Pet Friendly: Yes, Peperomia plants are pet-friendly!
Location Suggestions: Perfect for bookshelves and window sills. Try placing your Peperomia in a kitchen window sill for a low maintenance option.
Prefers bright to medium light with no direct sun.
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
Peperomia enjoys being root bound so repotting every 12-18 is not necessary.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Wipe the leaves with a microfibre cloth to remove dust and debris
Low light will cause this plant to stretch and become lanky looking.
General Information About Your Plant
Peperomia plants are native to Brazil and South America.
Rippled, steely grey-blue hue.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.