Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’

Family: Piperaceae

Countries: Brazil, South America

Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ is an interesting plant with handsome silver and grey coloured foliage; as you can see from the photograph above, my plant has occasional soft blush coloured tints on it’s leaves and stems.  This plant has unusual colouring, making it a superb choice of plant to use as a contrast against other plants and to add a new style or colour to your home.

This is a great choice of plant for a terrarium or bottle garden, but Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ can also be grown as a potted houseplant.  Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ is a very versatile plant.

Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ is a low maintenance plant that thrives in indirect light to low level lighting.  This resilient Peperomia succeeds when it’s grown under artificial light in offices or basements.  Avoid placing your plant on a south facing window sill or conservatory because it’s important to keep this plant away from harsh or bright, direct light, which will scorch the plant’s leaves.

Another thing to avoid is overwatering, Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ wants to be watered and then left until the soil around the plant’s roots has dried out a little, before it’s watered again.  Check your plant’s compost and determine accurate moisture levels before you water.

To protect your plant and ensure its longevity, remember that Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ plants thrive in warm homes.  Provide Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ plants with a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).  When deciding where to place your plant, choose an area that’s away from cold draughts and exterior doors, and avoid growing Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ near open fires and stoves.

Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ has a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).

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