Pilea cadierei 'Aluminum'
Pilea is a genus housing around 700 plant species. Part of the Urticaceae, or Nettle family, Pilea is a large plant genus which makes appearances in the tropics and subtropics around the world. This care guide covers thinner leaved Pilea varieties such as Creeping Charlie and Aluminum. The entire plant genus of Pilea is also non-toxic to cats and dogs, making it a pet-safe choice for your household.
(Including Nursery Pot)
4" Nursery Pot: 6" H x 5" W
Your Pilea prefers medium to bright filtered or indirect light. Avoid direct sun as it can burn or damage this plants foliage. Rotating your Pilea once or twice a week will encourage even growth.
Water and Soil
These varieties of Pilea are relatively thin leaved, and they should dry out by only about 30% between waterings. Your Pilea should receive more water once the top 2" of soil have dried. Well draining potting soil that is amended with a bit of peat moss and perlite or vermiculite will work to provide proper absorption and drainage.
Temperature and Humidity
Most Pilea will prefer room temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees F. Temperatures below 55 degrees should be avoided, as this plant can react adversely to sudden cold. This plant does well at standard household humidity levels, however, Pilea would also appreciate higher humidity. Additional humidity can be achieved with a humidifier, pebble tray, or regular misting.
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