Plant Care Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

About Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

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 glauca 'Greysy'
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

How to care for Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

Water

How often to water your Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

Water needs for Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea 'Silver Sparkle' 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 'Silver Sparkle'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Pilea 'Silver Sparkle' in your home

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

Pilea 'Silver Sparkle' 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

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

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Care Summary for Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'

Pilea 'Silver Sparkle'


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.

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