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Pilea spp.

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. 

  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Low light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green, Silver, Variegated

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air
    Super-easy to grow

Varieties: Our Favorites

Aluminum Plant Aluminum Plant

Pilea cadierei minima

Aluminum plant is a small, easy-to-grow indoor plant that has green leaves marked with metallic-silver variegation.

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Artillery Plant Artillery Plant

Pilea microphylla

Artillery plant is a small houseplant with tiny green leaves. It's ideal for terrariums and dish gardens!

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Friendship Plant Friendship Plant

Pilea involucrata

Friendship plant is an easy houseplant that has green leaves with a fantastic texture and that are flushed with rich bronzy purple.

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Glauca Pilea Glauca Pilea

Pilea libanensis

An adorable groundcover, glauca pilea has small green leaves that have a silvery-blue sheen. It's also sold as Pilea glauca.

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Moon Valley Friendship Plant Moon Valley Friendship Plant

Pilea involucrata 'Moon Valley'

A fantastic houseplant, Moon Valley friendship plant has fantastic textured leaves flushed with reddish purple.

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Norfolk Friendship Plant Norfolk Friendship Plant

Pilea spruceana 'Norfolk'

This easy houseplant offers bronze-brown leaves marked playfully with silver.

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Silver Tree Pilea Silver Tree Pilea

Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree'

Silver Tree pilea has intriguing purple-brown leaves streaked with metallic silver in the center.

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