Plant Care Friendship Plant

Friendship Plant

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Friendship Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Friendship Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Friendship Plant

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 involucrata

Also known as


How to care for Friendship Plant


How often to water your Friendship Plant

Water needs for Friendship Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Friendship Plant 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 Friendship Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Friendship Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Friendship Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Friendship Plant 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Friendship Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Friendship Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Friendship 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 Friendship Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Friendship Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Friendship Plant

Friendship Plant

Friendship Plant

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

Friendship Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Friendship Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Friendship Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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