Plant Care Pilea 'Aquamarine'

Pilea 'Aquamarine'

4.6 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Pilea 'Aquamarine' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Pilea 'Aquamarine'

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!


Pilea 'Aquamarine'

Also known as

silver sparkles plant, gray artillery plant, gray baby tears and Pilea glauca 'Aquamarine

How to care for Pilea 'Aquamarine'


How often to water your Pilea 'Aquamarine'

Water needs for Pilea 'Aquamarine'
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea 'Aquamarine' 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 Pilea 'Aquamarine'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pilea 'Aquamarine' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pilea 'Aquamarine': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pilea 'Aquamarine' 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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How to fertilize Pilea 'Aquamarine'

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

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Care Summary for Pilea 'Aquamarine'

Pilea 'Aquamarine'

Pilea 'Aquamarine'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Pilea 'Aquamarine' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Pilea 'Aquamarine' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Pilea 'Aquamarine' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Pilea 'Aquamarine' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Pilea 'Aquamarine' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Pilea 'Aquamarine' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Mariansoasis avatar
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 7,220 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA

Fun, adorable plant. Seems to like light so I’m giving as much indirect daylight as possible.

Fast grower Fast grower
Roxanne avatar
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 11,012 XP
globe Portland, OR

I love it’s trailing red vines and it’s cute little leaves. It’s a bit fragile and loses leaves easily so you must handle it with care. It was browning and dropping leaves at first but once I figured out it’s watering routine, it’s bounced back really quickly.

Fast grower Fast grower
Salty avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 158 XP

Grows like crazy when they have the right conditions, you can trim them or let them grow out long. So cute and a fast grower, this is one of my favourite plants I’ve ever had💛

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Bella avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 115 XP
globe Smiths Creek, New South Wales

one of my favourites for sure. amazing once u figure out how to look after it. mine almost died but came back and is now thriving. likes regular watering with moist soil but not too wet! DO NOT WATER FOLIAGE. this is the mistake i made. leaves and stems will rot and die if watered so be careful when watering and dry leaves if they get wet. likes indirect consistent light. my pot does not have a drainage hole but i water when soil looks dry and she’s been flowering a lot lately with heaps of new growth.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ainsleyandjohn avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 32 XP

I never remember to water him but he’s still green

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 193 XP

Really pretty but SUPER NEEDY! Mine looks nothing like the pic I took and is basically bald now.

Browns easily Browns easily

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