Plant Care Silver Cloud Pilea

Silver Cloud Pilea

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Silver Cloud Pilea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Silver Cloud Pilea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Silver Cloud Pilea

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 pubescens 'Silver Cloud'
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

How to care for Silver Cloud Pilea

💦 Water

How often to water your Silver Cloud Pilea

Water needs for Silver Cloud Pilea
0.5 cups
every 9

Silver Cloud Pilea 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 Cloud Pilea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Silver Cloud Pilea in your home

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

Silver Cloud Pilea 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 Cloud Pilea in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver Cloud Pilea

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

Browse #Pilea
💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Silver Cloud Pilea 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 Cloud Pilea Water Frequency →

Silver Cloud Pilea Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Silver Cloud Pilea 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 Cloud Pilea Light Requirements →

Silver Cloud Pilea 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.

Silver Cloud Pilea Toxicity to Cats →

Silver Cloud Pilea Toxicity to Dogs →

Silver Cloud Pilea Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Silver Cloud Pilea 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 Cloud Pilea Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Silver Cloud Pilea 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!

Best Soil Mix for Silver Cloud Pilea →

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Cloud Pilea →


💩 Fertilizer

Silver Cloud Pilea 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Silver Cloud Pilea →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Silver Cloud Pilea 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 Cloud Pilea 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 Cloud Pilea

Silver Cloud Pilea

Silver Cloud Pilea


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 Cloud Pilea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Silver Cloud Pilea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Silver Cloud Pilea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@Doornbell avatar
@@Doornbell
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 1,416 XP
globe Redmond, WA
01/26/2022

I struggled with this one for a while and decided to throw it in a terrarium just to see how that would go. It’s growing like a weed and I have been able to propagate it dozens of times now. Needs tons of humidity and a consistent fertilizer

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@egotopia avatar
@@egotopia
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 9,716 XP
globe Jacksonville, FL
05/17/2021

Grows pretty slowly. It tolerates low light so I keep mine in a bathroom with a west facing window and humidity between 45-85%

Survivor Survivor

Trending in your area

Similar to Silver Cloud Pilea

Discover rare plants

Article Sources