Plant Care Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

About Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

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 serpyllacea 'Globosa'

How to care for Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'


How often to water your Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

Water needs for Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

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 serpyllacea 'Globosa'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa' in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

34% Very Low

Finding light for None in your home

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

Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa' 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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.


How to fertilize Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

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

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Care Summary for Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

Pilea serpyllacea 'Globosa'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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