Plant Care Silver Spa

Silver Spa

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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!

Taxonomy

Pilea libanensis
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Silver Sprinkles, silver sprinkes, Pilea glauca and Pilea libanesis

How to care for Silver Spa

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Silver Spa prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Silver Spa Water Frequency →

Silver Spa Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Silver Spa may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Silver Spa Light Requirements →

Silver Spa Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Silver Spa doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Silver Spa Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Silver Spa does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Spa →


💩 Fertilizer

Silver Spa should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Silver Spa to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Silver Spa is native to Worldwide.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Silver Spa

Silver Spa

Silver Spa


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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
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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 285 XP
11/01/2021

Cute, but messy

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leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 5,091 XP
globe München, Bayern
09/18/2021

Messiest plant in my collection.

Survivor Survivor
@christian avatar
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leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,086 XP
globe Kent, OH
03/30/2021

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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