Plant Care Pilea mollis

Pilea mollis

4.0 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Pilea mollis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Pilea mollis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

About Pilea mollis

Pilea mollis is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and browning easily with a whopping 150 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Pilea mollis likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Pilea mollis

Also known as

Moon Valley

How to care for Pilea mollis


How often to water your Pilea mollis

Water needs for Pilea mollis
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea mollis 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 mollis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pilea mollis in your home

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

Pilea mollis 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 mollis

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

Difficulty Level

Pilea mollis is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Pilea mollis

Pilea mollis

Pilea mollis

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 mollis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Pilea mollis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Pilea mollis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Pilea mollis has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Pilea mollis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Fuentesx61 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 148 XP
globe Eagle Pass, Texas

Very easy to grow and great if you’re barely starting getting into plants. She drinks a lot of water so I suggest you pot it in a pot that is self watered.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Spoiledrotten avatar
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,706 XP
globe Grand Forks, North Dakota

Got her home and the leaves dried up and fell off. Picky about water??

Browns easily Browns easily

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