$9.99 Flat Delivery Fee to 15km from Collingwood Melbourne. Min Order $40Free Click & Collect available

Pilea Plant Care

Posted by Alexander Holdinghausen on

Pilea are known for their bright green, coin-shaped leaves. They grow well in dry conditions, can adapt to low light areas, and are fast-growing, making them low-maintenance and great for beginner plant owners.

 

Light

Your Pilea prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves. In order to prevent your Pilea from growing lopsided, rotate it at least 2-3 times a week since it grows towards the sun. This plant can adapt to lower light areas, but the leaves will turn a darker green and the plant will spread out more.

Water

Water your Pilea when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Humidity

Your Pilea does not require extra humidity, but a generous misting every now and again will be appreciated.

Temperature

Your Pilea will be happiest in normal household temperatures between 15-25 degrees. However, make sure that your Pilea does not sit near the heating vents in the winter, as it may drop its leaves. p>

Food

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

Toxicity

Pilea are generally non-toxic for humans and pets. However, when ingested in very large quantities, they can cause a mild digestive reaction.

Additional Care

If you notice white spots on your Pilea, they are most likely caused by salts and chemicals in your water. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chemicals.

 

← Older Post Newer Post →



Leave a comment