Plant Care Pilea Black Mystery

Pilea Black Mystery

About Pilea Black Mystery

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 hitchcockii
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

How to care for Pilea Black Mystery

Water

How often to water your Pilea Black Mystery

Water needs for Pilea Black Mystery
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 Black Mystery

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Pilea Black Mystery in Aloha, Oregon

Aloha, Oregon

38% Low

Finding light for Pilea Black Mystery in your home

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

Pilea Black Mystery 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 Aloha, Oregon ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pilea Black Mystery

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

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Care Summary for Pilea Black Mystery

Pilea Black Mystery

Pilea Black Mystery


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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