4.6 out of 5 (17 experiences)
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!
Also known as
silver sparkles plant, gray artillery plant, gray baby tears and Pilea glauca 'Aquamarine
How to care for Pilea 'Aquamarine'
Pilea 'Aquamarine' 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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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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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.
What other plant parents say
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.