4.3 out of 5 (55 experiences)
About Aluminum Plant
Pilea plants are native to regions worldwide, and often have succulent, water-storing leaves. A handful of them are grown as houseplants, but the rest of the 600+ species are wild plants. Their name comes from the Latin for 'felt cap' which refers to the unique way that their fruits are protected. Fossils of Pilea species have been found dating back over 5 million years ago!
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How to care for Aluminum Plant
Aluminum Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Aluminum Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aluminum Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
So when I bought this little guy it was FULL of spider mites. I ended up making a homage essential oil mix to kill them but didn’t dilute it enough and I burned 99% of the leaves. The stems that did survive, I plucked them off and put them in water in about a week started to sprout roots!!