Plant Care Dark Mystery Pilea

Dark Mystery Pilea


Pilea 'Dark Mystery'

How to care for Dark Mystery Pilea


How often to water your Dark Mystery Pilea

Water needs for Dark Mystery Pilea
0.5 cups
every 9

Dark Mystery Pilea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, PA.

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 Dark Mystery Pilea

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Dark Mystery Pilea in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

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Growing Dark Mystery Pilea in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Dark Mystery Pilea in Pittsburgh, PA

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

August 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Dark Mystery Pilea in Pittsburgh, PA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 11% ☀️

August 5th, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 11% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.2 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Dark Mystery Pilea in Pittsburgh, PA

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

August 5th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 11.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.4 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Dark Mystery Pilea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dark Mystery Pilea: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dark Mystery Pilea 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, PA ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Dark Mystery Pilea thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Dark Mystery Pilea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dark Mystery Pilea: 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 Dark Mystery Pilea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Dark Mystery Pilea

Dark Mystery Pilea

Dark Mystery Pilea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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