Plant Care Pilea 'Moon Valley'

Pilea 'Moon Valley'

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Pilea 'Moon Valley' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Pilea 'Moon Valley' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Pilea 'Moon Valley'

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 mollis 'Moon Valley'

Also known as

Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley

How to care for Pilea 'Moon Valley'


How often to water your Pilea 'Moon Valley'

Water needs for Pilea 'Moon Valley'
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea 'Moon Valley' 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 'Moon Valley'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pilea 'Moon Valley' in your home

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

Pilea 'Moon Valley' 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 Pilea 'Moon Valley' in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Pilea 'Moon Valley'

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

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Care Summary for Pilea 'Moon Valley'

Pilea 'Moon Valley'

Pilea 'Moon Valley'

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 'Moon Valley' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Pilea 'Moon Valley' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Pilea 'Moon Valley' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Sarahbklinger avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 1,474 XP
globe Seattle, WA

I was so scared that this little one was NOT going to make it! But with a new pot, regular watering, and sunlight he has pulled through so far! Wishing for the best!

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