Peperomia nivalis Miq.
Peperomia nivalis is а succulent with fleshy upright or prostrate stems that grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Leaves are fleshy, boat-shaped, brilliant green, white or white flushed pink below, and densely borne at the stems' ends.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Peperomias are not particularly hard plants to grow, and their small size and delicate leaves make them perfect for desktops and dish gardens. They will rarely overtake their neighbors or shade them out. In short, they are perfectly mannered and attractive little plants.
The biggest problem facing Peperomias are usually related to watering. They like steadily moist soil but can be very sensitive to overwatering. Overwatered Peperomia tends to wilt (paradoxically) or has raised, scab-like protrusions on their leaves. Do not be alarmed if your plant loses a few bottom leaves, but a massive leaf-drop is usually due to a temperature change or fertilizer problem. Lastly, Peperomias are susceptible to mealybugs, so keep an eye out for cottony white masses on leaves' stems or undersides.
Peperomia thrives when slightly pot-bound, so don't over pot them. Repot plants in spring, especially to refresh the existing soil, but place either back into the same size container after root-pruning or go up only one pot size. The largest Peperomias remain relatively small, so they will never grow into large specimen plants.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Peperomia.
Native to Peru.
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