Plant Care Pilea Spruceana

Pilea Spruceana

4.3 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Pilea Spruceana has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Pilea Spruceana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Pilea spruceana
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

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 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 Pilea Spruceana

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 Pilea Spruceana in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Pilea Spruceana in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Pilea Spruceana in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

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 Pilea Spruceana in Oakland, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.2% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 24.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Pilea Spruceana in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of dayli…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.

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.

When to repot Pilea Spruceana

Nutrient needs for plant Pilea Spruceana in Oakland, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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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 your location in Oakland, California, 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
Pilea Spruceana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Pilea Spruceana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Pilea Spruceana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Gracekrogers avatar
@Gracekrogers
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 1,699 XP
globe Norman, Oklahoma
06/22/2021

this cutie has grown so much in the past 6 months! so many new leafs! :)

Fast grower Fast grower

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