Plant Care Aluminum Plant

Aluminum Plant

About Aluminum Plant

Aluminum Plant is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Aluminum Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Pilea grandifolia
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

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 located in Oakland, California.

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

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Aluminum Plant in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Aluminum Plant in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Aluminum Plant in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 21st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Aluminum Plant in Oakland, California

Sunlight will increase by 25.2% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Oakland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to increase by 25.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Aluminum Plant in Oakland, California

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 21st, 2022

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.

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
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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 your location in Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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