Once a week, from the top
Leave good drainage at the bottom
Water only when the top inch of the soil is dry
If your home is dry, mist the leaves twice a week
60-80 °F (15-26 °C)
Avoid large fluctuations
Do not keep below 55 °F (13 °C)
Avoid exposure to over 100 °F (35 °C)
Feed once a month
Use only all-purpose liquid fertilizer
(20-20-20) diluted to half strength
Re-pot your Pilea, or just change the soil, every two years for optimal health.
When re-potting your Pilea, use any
all-purpose or tropical soil mixture
with good drainage.
Do not be surprised if the soil beneath your Pilea is covered in roots; they are voracious growers. Those little sprouts that continuously pop up come from these roots.
No direct sunlight; your Pilea
prefers medium light.
The low or moderate light of a North
or East window will work best. Use sheers or blinds if facing south or west windows.
Your Pilea can be brought outside
to the patio in the summer but
keep it in a shaded area.
Rotate your plant occasionally
if it receives light from only one side
so that it keeps a nice even shape.
This amazing plant requires very little maintenance and will keep on growing indefinitely if you follow these simple care instructions.
Its beautiful dark green leaves flourish from a single stem and eventually form a thick canopy. They’re very easily propagated by stem cuttings
so you can multiply your collection.