Plant your Pilea in a pot, using a potting mix with a good drainage. Then place it in an indoor location where it receives bright light but no direct sun.
Remember to water only
when the top of the soil feels dry.
At some point, once your Pilea has had some time to grow and feel comfortable in its new habitat, you will see some baby plants popping up, both from the roots and the stems!
The easiest way to propagate your Pilea is cutting the plantlets you can see popping up from the soil.
Follow their stem about 1 cm underneath the soil. Then cut the plantlet with a sharp knife. If the baby plant already has roots, you can put it straight into some moist soil.
And remember: the bigger the baby is
(a few inches works fine)
the more chances of surviving away
from the Mother Plant!
After a few weeks, the plantlet will get anchored to the soil and start growing new leaves.
When you propagate your Pilea using a plantlet that doesn't have roots yet, you want to make sure it's strong enough to survive on its own.
What you need to do is to put the baby in water and leave it there for at least 2 weeks. Remember to change the water frequently to keep it fresh.
At some point, you will see some roots growing! Once the baby has little roots, you can put it
in some soil.
Give your newly born Pilea plants
to friends and family, so they can start to propagate their collection too!
We've created the perfect gift package: your Pilea will be ready
to be shared and re-potted
as many times as you want.
You can cut and re-pot baby Pileas as many times as you want, as long as they keep growing healthy.
That's the magic of Pilea: little sprouts constantly grow around the plant,
and you can easily cut them and
re-plant them to make your Pilea family bigger and bigger!
You just have to be patient: it might take a while before you can see your baby growing up once planted, especially during the winter.
Once you see some new leaves showing up, you can be sure the plant is happy and comfortable.
Spring is the best time to propagate your Pilea: the plant will grow faster and make more babies!