Plant Care Canadian Clearweed

Canadian Clearweed

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!

Taxonomy

Pilea pumila
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Deam's clearweed and Clearweed

How to care for Canadian Clearweed

Water

How often to water your Canadian Clearweed

Water needs for Canadian Clearweed
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Canadian Clearweed

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Canadian Clearweed in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Canadian Clearweed in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Canadian Clearweed in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

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…

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Light needs for plant Canadian Clearweed in Oakland, California

Sunlight will increase by 31.1% ☀️

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…

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Light needs for plant Canadian Clearweed in Oakland, California

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

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…

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Finding light for Canadian Clearweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Canadian Clearweed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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 ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Canadian Clearweed

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

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Care Summary for Canadian Clearweed

Canadian Clearweed

Canadian Clearweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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