This plant will make you feel like a modern-day alchemist! Watch as new leaves come in, as they mature the striking silver variegation settles in.
The Pilea ‘Aluminum’ grows in an upright fashion, reaching a maximum height of one to two feet in its natural habitat.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 8-18” depending on the grow pot size
Plant Care Level: Easy
Plants belonging to the Pilea genus are known for being easy to care for and great for those just starting out on their plant adventure. They are easy plants to propagate and keep happy! Excellent for those that have limited space or want to create little plants to give to friends!
Pilea ‘Aluminum’ Care Tips
How to care for information:
Binomial Name: Pilea cadierei
In the winter allow the top first inch of soil to dry out in between waterings.
In the Spring and Summer when the plant is the most active, keep the soil evenly moist to the touch.
Keep your plant in bright indirect light, to prevent burning from direct sunlight and overstretching from low lights.
The Pilea ‘Aluminum’ Story
Where is it from?
The Pilea ‘Aluminum’ is Native to North Africa.
Who is the Pilea ‘Aluminum’?
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!
In its natural habitat, it can be found growing in shady moist areas along the tropical forest floor of North Africa!
Good For You!
Pet Friendly! This plant is excellent to keep around if you have overly curious plants!
Is the Pilea ‘Aluminum’ the right plant for me?
This plant is perfect for everyone! They are proficient growers and can handle most household environments without a problem! If you are unsure about the size, know that you can trim your plant every few weeks and it will become dense with silver foliage!
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 2” Pilea in a terrarium for an interesting look.