Plant Care Silver Spa

Silver Spa

3.7 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Silver Spa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Silver Spa has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Silver Spa

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 libanensis

Also known as

Silver Sprinkles, silver sprinkes, Pilea glauca and Pilea libanesis

How to care for Silver Spa


How often to water your Silver Spa

Water needs for Silver Spa
0.5 cups
every 9

Silver Spa 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 Silver Spa

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Silver Spa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Silver Spa: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Silver Spa 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 Silver Spa in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Silver Spa

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

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Care Summary for Silver Spa

Silver Spa

Silver Spa

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

Silver Spa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Silver Spa has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Silver Spa has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Aluciel avatar
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 285 XP

Cute, but messy

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leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 5,091 XP
globe München, Bayern

Messiest plant in my collection.

Survivor Survivor
@christian avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,086 XP
globe Kent, OH

I don’t really know how to care for it but it is such a wimp when it comes to watering and maintenance but it’s surviving so.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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