Plant Care Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

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Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

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 'Norfolk'

How to care for Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'


How often to water your Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

Water needs for Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' 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 involucrata 'Norfolk'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' in your home

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

Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' 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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How to fertilize Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

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

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Care Summary for Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

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

Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Sarahbklinger avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 1,474 XP
globe Seattle, WA

This is a very dramatic plant! If it needs to be watered, he'll let you know! This little one has been very easy to care for, and I can't wait to see him grow!

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