INSIDE : Learn the best Peperomia Silver Frost Plant Care tips to grow big healthy plants! Learn Peperomia’s best water amounts and it’s ideal light levels. This plant is a great indoor houseplant.
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Plants in the Peperomia genus can look so different from one to the other, sometimes they don’t even look related. However, all Peperomia plants are low maintenance and slow-growing so that’s a major win. I already own a Peperomia plant, but this beautiful Silver Frost is a fun addition to my collection!
I love the Silver Frost color and shape of this plant’s leaves. Let’s get into more details about how to grow one below.
How do you care for Peperomia Frost?
Like most tropical plants, the Peperomia Silver Frost like a more humid environment. However, we live in the desert with very low humidity and my plant does fine. He tells me weekly that he needs another drink of water by having droopy leaves. And any extra humidity from a pebble tray or even a daily mist is helpful.
Peperomia Frost can tolerate lower light conditions, but it does slow down their growth. They like to have medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Why is my Peperomia Frost droopy?
Peperomia don’t like to be kept consistently moist, but be sure you are not underwatering your plant. If you notice your Peperomia Frost has droopy or limp leaves, that’s a very good indicator that the soil is too dry.
Keep a consistent watering schedule. Water your plant when the top 2”-3” of the soil are dry. I notice my plant needs a weekly watering.
What is this spike growing in my Peperomia?
If you have a tall thin spike suddenly growing from your Peperomia, don’t worry! These “spikes” are the plant’s flowers. And if you are seeing them at all, that means you have given your plant the care it needs! Job well done.
Overwatering can lead to root rot, so be aware of removing any sitting water from your plant.
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Does Peperomia Silver Frost like to be root bound?
Peperomia Frost in general has a slow growth rate and shallow roots. This means you don’t need to repot your plant very often, maybe only once every two to three years since they like to be a bit root bound.
If you start seeing the roots come out through the drainage holes, this is a sign to repot.
What kind of light do Peperomia Frost like?
Peperomia plants need medium to bright indirect light to maintain their vibrant foliage colors. Insufficient light will result in fewer leaves as well as slowed growth.
However, direct sun should be avoided, as it can burn the leaves.
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Is Peperomia frost the same as Peperomia watermelon?
No, peperomia frost is not the same as peperomia watermelon. The main difference between these two plants is that the Peperomia Frost has thicker, more upright foliage – as seen below. The Watermelon Peperomia has thinner, more trailing leaves.
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What do I need to grow a healthy Peperomia Frost plant?
Really there is not much you need to grow one of these beautiful plants, but here are a few things that might be helpful along the way.
Common Silver Peperomia Frost problems
Leaves Curling or Yellowing
In most cases, when a Peperomia leaf turn yellow or begins to curl, it means it’s getting too much water. Remove the yellowed leaves and allow the plant to dry out a bit before it’s next watering.
Pull off any of the deformed leaves and see if the plant grows back healthy.
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