Plant Care Pilea Libanensis

Pilea Libanensis

Also known as

Silver Sparkle Pilea, Silver Sparkle Pilea, Pilea libanensis, Silver Sprinkles, Red Stem Baby Tears, Red Stem Tears and Red Stemmed Pilea


Pilea glauca

How to care for Pilea Libanensis


How often to water your Pilea Libanensis

Water needs for Pilea Libanensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea Libanensis 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Silver Sparkle Pilea in your home

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

Pilea Libanensis 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 Libanensis

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

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Care Summary for Pilea Libanensis

Pilea Libanensis

Pilea Libanensis

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.

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