Plant Care Silver Sparkle Pilea

Silver Sparkle Pilea

3.7 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Silver Sparkle Pilea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Silver Sparkle Pilea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Silver Sparkle Pilea

Silver Sparkle Pilea is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with only 73 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Silver Sparkle Pilea likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Pilea glauca
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Pilea libanensis, Silver Sprinkles, Red Stem Baby Tears and Red Stem Tears

How to care for Silver Sparkle Pilea

Water

How often to water your Silver Sparkle Pilea

Water needs for Silver Sparkle Pilea
0.5 cups
every 9

Silver Sparkle Pilea 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 Silver Sparkle Pilea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Silver Sparkle Pilea in your home

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

Silver Sparkle Pilea 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 Silver Sparkle Pilea in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver Sparkle Pilea

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Dormancy

Care Summary for Silver Sparkle Pilea

Silver Sparkle Pilea

Silver Sparkle Pilea


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

Silver Sparkle Pilea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Silver Sparkle Pilea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Silver Sparkle Pilea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Aluciel avatar
@Aluciel
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 285 XP
11/01/2021

Cute, but messy

Pocahontas avatar
@Pocahontas
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 3,438 XP
globe München, Bayern
09/18/2021

Messiest plant in my collection.

Survivor Survivor
Christian avatar
@Christian
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,086 XP
globe Kent, Ohio
03/30/2021

I don’t really know how to care for it but it is such a wimp when it comes to watering and maintenance but it’s surviving so.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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