Plant Care Silver Sprinkles

Silver Sprinkles

Also known as

Silver Sparkle Pilea, Silver Sparkle Pilea, Pilea libanensis, Red Stem Baby Tears, Red Stem Tears and Red Stemmed Pilea


Pilea glauca

How to care for Silver Sprinkles


How often to water your Silver Sprinkles

Water needs for Silver Sprinkles
0.5 cups
every 9

Silver Sprinkles 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

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Finding light for Silver Sparkle Pilea in your home

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

Silver Sprinkles 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 Sprinkles in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Silver Sprinkles

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

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Care Summary for Silver Sprinkles

Silver Sprinkles

Silver Sprinkles

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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