About Canadian Clearweed
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!
Also known as
Deam's clearweed and Clearweed
How to care for Canadian Clearweed
Canadian Clearweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 29th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 28th, 2023
Oakland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to increase by 31.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
January 30th, 2023
This month, Oakland is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…
Canadian Clearweed may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.
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 Canadian Clearweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.