Peperomia caperata Frost is yet another tropical beauty in the Piperaceae family. This plant has a similar foliage color pattern and sometimes is mistaken for Peperomia Watermelon. However, Frost has thicker leaves with more prominent green veins and has an upright growing habit while Watermelon has thinner leaves and grows more in width.
Peperomia Frost is also a compact slow growers. This plant can take several years to reach its full height of around 12 inches. With its showy, silvery stunning foliage, Peperomia Frost can brighten up any living space.
Peperomia Frost produces unscented, green stems that bear greenish-brown small flowers. These flower stems can be removed, so your plant can focus its energy on developing bushier foliage. This plant, as well as other Peperomia species, can purify the indoor air and reduces common airborne toxins.
Peperomia Frost grows best in medium to bright, indirect light, and it does not tolerate low light conditions. This plant should be protected from intense, direct sunlight.
This plant is sensitive to both overwatering and underwatering. You should keep your plant slightly moist but not soaked. Check the soil weekly and only water when the topsoil is dry to the touch. Drain well after each watering.
Frost loves rich, well-draining soils that can retain some moisture. You can add some perlite to your general houseplant potting soil to increase drainage and aeration.
Frost thrives in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F) and humidity (40-50%). You can mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 40%).
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
USDA Zone 10-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)