Plant Care Pilea Spruceana

Pilea Spruceana

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About Pilea Spruceana

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 spruceana
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Silver Tree, Silver Tree, Artillery Plant, pilea silver tree and Norfolk

How to care for Pilea Spruceana

💦 Water

How often to water your Pilea Spruceana

Water needs for Pilea Spruceana
0.5 cups
every 9

Pilea Spruceana 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 Spruceana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Silver Tree in your home

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

Pilea Spruceana 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 Spruceana in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pilea Spruceana

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Pilea Spruceana 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 Tree Water Frequency →

Silver Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pilea Spruceana 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 Tree Light Requirements →

Silver Tree 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.


💨 Humidity

Pilea Spruceana 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 Tree Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Pilea Spruceana 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Pilea Spruceana 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 Tree →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Pilea Spruceana 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

Pilea Spruceana 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 Pilea Spruceana

Pilea Spruceana

Pilea Spruceana


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

Pilea Spruceana has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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this cutie has grown so much in the past 6 months! so many new leafs! :)

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