Pilea Plant Features
Pilea is an easy-to-grow houseplant that offers unique leaves often variegated or highly textured, making it standout from other plants in your collection. Pilea a wonderful accent to other indoor plants, but makes a great centerpiece on its own, especially when grown in a dark or metallic container. Its small size also makes pilea an excellent choice for terrariums.
Most pilea varieties grow well on tabletops, counter tops, or other surfaces -- but are also fantastic choices for hanging baskets and other planters.
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Pilea Growing Instructions
Grow pilea it in a spot that has medium light for best results. However, this small, easy-care houseplant thrives in brightly lit situations and also tolerates low light. Pilea is wonderfully versatile!
Water pilea enough to let the top inch or so of the soil dry between waterings. Like most houseplants, it's better to keep pilea a bit too dry than a bit too wet. It appreciates abundant relative humidity; group it with other houseplants to increase the amount of moisture in the air or grow this small houseplant in a terrarium.
Note: Pilea is not meant for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Green, Silver, Variegated
Medium water needs
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Varieties: Our Favorites
Pilea cadierei minima
Aluminum plant is a small, easy-to-grow indoor plant that has green leaves marked with metallic-silver variegation.Exotic Angel
Artillery plant is a small houseplant with tiny green leaves. It's ideal for terrariums and dish gardens!Exotic Angel
Pilea 'Dark Mystery'
Dark Mystery pilea is an intriguing plant that has highly textured, chocolate-brown leaves accented by a broad silvery stripe running up the center of each leaf. It's a low, mounding variety that works well in terrariums.Exotic Angel
Friendship plant is an easy houseplant that has green leaves with a fantastic texture and that are flushed with rich bronzy purple.Exotic Angel
An adorable groundcover, glauca pilea has small green leaves that have a silvery-blue sheen. It's also sold as Pilea glauca.Exotic Angel
Pilea involucrata 'Moon Valley'
A fantastic houseplant, Moon Valley friendship plant has fantastic textured leaves flushed with reddish purple.Exotic Angel
Pilea spruceana 'Norfolk'
This easy houseplant offers bronze-brown leaves marked playfully with silver.Exotic Angel
Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree'
Silver Tree pilea has intriguing purple-brown leaves streaked with metallic silver in the center.Exotic Angel