Plant Care Aluminum Plant

Aluminum Plant

4.3 out of 5 (55 experiences)

Aluminum Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Aluminum Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

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!

Taxonomy

Pilea cadierei
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Minima and in tv

How to care for Aluminum Plant

Water

How often to water your Aluminum Plant

Water needs for Aluminum Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Aluminum Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aluminum Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Aluminum Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aluminum Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aluminum Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aluminum Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aluminum Plant: repot after 2X growth

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Aluminum Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Sunlight Needs
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Aluminum Plant

Aluminum Plant

Aluminum Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Aluminum Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 31
Aluminum Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 24
Aluminum Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Aluminum Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Aluminum Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Aluminum Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Aluminum Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
03/14/2022

Very good plant and grows super quickly. The leaves can brown quickly but it almost always has new growth

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Mightytearose avatar
@Mightytearose
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 136 XP
globe Springfield, IL
01/27/2022

It takes time to grow, love every part of your plant .

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
12/28/2021

Very quick growth and had the most beautiful variegation. I keep mine in ~65% humidity under grow lights with an inch of spagnum moss covering the soil and she thrives.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pixiewitch avatar
@Pixiewitch
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 120 XP
10/24/2021

First timer with this plant, but since bringing it home it has been growing and putting out babies like crazy.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Petra avatar
@Petra
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 148 XP
globe Auckland
10/10/2021

It kinda has just looked sad and floppy since I bought it but hasn’t died

Survivor Survivor
Icantwink avatar
@Icantwink
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 960 XP
globe Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
09/16/2021

So many bugs! They make little dots on my leafs :(

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Olliemaeve avatar
@Olliemaeve
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 114 XP
08/14/2021

after forgetting to water him for a while - his leaves got droopy, but, after giving him a drink and letting him sit in the sun for a while it was a quick spring back into his original shape

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Isabella avatar
@Isabella
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 420 XP
globe Rocklin, CA
07/31/2021

He’s a hardy little guy honestly

Survivor Survivor
Audrey avatar
@Audrey
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 80 XP
07/20/2021

It is easy to care for, yet it grows quickly. it will multiply easily even without replanting it.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Roxanne avatar
@Roxanne
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 293 XP
globe Benbrook, TX
07/04/2021

Not sure exactly where to put it. I had it in the house and it was dying. I put it outside under the porch snd it’s doing great

Survivor Survivor
Jordanwhitney3 avatar
@Jordanwhitney3
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 463 XP
07/03/2021

leaves tend to wilt when thirsty!

Browns easily Browns easily
Leeyum_ avatar
@Leeyum_
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 336 XP
globe Washington, DC
06/25/2021

keep them watered and they’re perky and lush

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Deanna avatar
@Deanna
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 429 XP
globe Kansas City, MO
06/19/2021

We are just getting to know each other. She wilts when she is dry and grows towards the light.

Stephanie avatar
@Stephanie
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe York, PA
06/17/2021

I’m a beginner plant mom and this one is super easy. I have it hanging out under my grow lamp and water it when the soils feels dry. No issues so far. It’s also not toxic to pets!

Survivor Survivor
Teebeetbh avatar
@Teebeetbh
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 891 XP
globe New York
06/06/2021

just keep out of harsh sunlight and you should be fine !!

Browns easily Browns easily
Alejandro avatar
@Alejandro
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 396 XP
globe Barstow, CA
05/28/2021

Love herrr her baby leaves are growing fast too

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Helianthus avatar
@Helianthus
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 53 XP
05/25/2021

is my baby

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Anikamowat avatar
@Anikamowat
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 672 XP
05/19/2021

she’s very dramatic

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Maddie_honor avatar
@Maddie_honor
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 169 XP
05/16/2021

The leave pattern is very nice, and it recovers quite well after browning

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 1,188 XP
05/15/2021

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!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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