This Pilea has the look of an angsty teen but with none of the attitude. Of the 600 different species that make up the genus. The ‘Bronze’ Pilea is one of the creeping ground varieties. Often seen in a hanging basket the foliage will creep off the edge of its pot creating a dense waterfall of ovate burgundy and silver striped leaves.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-18” depending on the grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
While all pileas enjoy a dose of humidity. This particular species is more succulent in nature and can handle slightly drier conditions better than some of its more delicate relatives.
Pilea ‘Bronze’ Care Tips
Binomial Name:Pilea spruceana'Norfolk'
Light:Bright to medium, indirect light
Water:Allow the top 2” of the soil to become dry
The Pilea ‘Bronze’ Story
Where is it from? In its natural habitat it can be found creeping across the forest floor of the west indies.
Who is the Pilea ‘Bronze’? 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 crinkled and oval shaped leaves are great at catching and holding dust particles. Easily rinse the leaves off with a shower head every few weeks.
Is the Pilea ‘Bronze’ 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 2” Pilea in a terrarium for an interesting look. Place your larger Pilea in a macrame hanger, this plant will cascade down close to the pot.
Provide a minimum of 4hrs of indirect bright light. Do not expose the plant to direct sunlight.
Keep the soil evenly moist in the Spring and Summer. In the Fall and Winter allow the first inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
This is a fast growing plant and can be repotted every year in the spring.
Use a potting mix that is ⅓ sand or perlite. DO not compact your soil too much when repotting.
The ideal temperature year round is 60-75 ºF
Fertilize on a biweekly schedule with a balanced fertilizer. Look for a 10-10-10 NPK ratio.
Rinse the leaves off every few weeks under the sink kitchen tap or with a shower nozzle.
This particular species is more succulent in nature and can handle slightly drier conditions better than some of its more delicate relatives.