If the Pilea ‘Aluminum’ made you say wow! Wait until you see the Pile ‘Ellen’. It has a couple of different common names, perhaps the ‘SIlver Planted Pilea’ best describes this plant.
Where ‘Aluminum’ was splashed with silver coloring, the ‘Ellen’ is covered! It has a designer luxurious feel to it.
Grow Pot Size: 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 14-18” 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 ‘Ellen’ Care Tips
Binomial Name:Pilea cadierei
Light:Bright to medium, indirect light
Water:Allow the top 2” of the soil to become dry
The Pilea ‘Ellen’ Story
Where is it from? The Pilea ‘Ellen’ is native to Vietnam.
Who is the Pilea ‘Ellen’? The Pilea ‘Ellen’ has a few common names and can be found under its aliases Pilea ‘Silver Plated’ or Silver Tree Plant.
Good For You! Pet Friendly! This plant is excellent to keep around if you have overly curious plants!
Is the Pilea ‘Ellen’ the right plant for me?
This plant is perfect for everyone. Pilea plants 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!
This Pilea will start to lighten up and get a green tinge to its leaves if it is not receiving a minimum of 4hrs of bright light a day.
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 a luxurious look.
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.
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Stunning silver foliage that is sure to catch your eye!