A dense, thick carpeting of tiny tear-shaped leaves makes up this Pilea. Their artillery green color is emphasized by the beautiful shimmer their leaves give off. The delicate leaves need to be handled carefully so that they do not fall off. On the off chance, they do, this plant will begin to take root quickly.
Grow Pot Size: 3” and 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-7” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
Highly phototropic, this plant will move around trying to catch as much light as possible. Remember to rotate the plant to keep growth even.
Nettle ‘Silver Sparkle’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Greysy Pilea
Binomial Name:Pilea glauca ‘Greysy’
Care Level: Easy
Light: Medium, indirect light
Water: Keep soil slightly moist
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Nettle ‘Silver Sparkle’ Story
Where is it from? The Nettle ‘Silver Sparkle’ is from Central and South America
Who is the Nettle ‘Silver Sparkle’? This plant has a relatively easy going nature and often isn’t phased by much. Even if it does experience a small period of direct light or drought it will bounce back from the smallest of stems! Watch as the new leaves come in a bright burgundy color!
Good For You! Dust catcher! The unique foliage is great at catching and holding dust particles. Easily rinse the leaves off with a shower head every few weeks.
Is the Nettle ‘Silver Sparkle’ the right plant for me?
This plant is perfect for everyone! They are proficient growers and can handle most household environments without a problem! They work well in terrariums with taller plants, they like to creep along the bottom and show off their leaves.
Pet Friendly: Yes, these plants are safe for pets and kids.
Location Suggestions: This plant does really well as a kitchen plant or in the bathroom! Try placing a small plant in a terrarium for an interesting look. Place your larger plants in a macrame hanger, this plant will cascade down rather quickly.
Prefers medium, indirect light
Keep the soil slightly moist allowing for the top 1"-2” of soil to dry in between watering. Watering thoroughly and removing excess water. Do not allow the soil to completely dry.
Can tolerate cool to average 50°F to 75°F.
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Remove dried or damaged leaves by snipping the petiole close to the main stem.
If plant becomes too long, propagate the plant. Plant the cuttings in damp evenly moist soil, and watch as it takes root over the next few weeks.
General Information About Your Plant
Central and South America
A dense thick carpeting of tiny tear-shaped leaves makes up this pilea.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.