Pilea Peperomioides

Pilea are adorable plants that are referred to as the "pass it on plant" due to their tendency to quickly propagate themselves. Their circular foliage is thick and bright. They were discovered in China, and have been spread all around the world. It wasn't until 1984 that they were finally identified. 

Pilea Peperomioides

Easy Care Facts:

Lighting:

Your pilea will love to be in bright indirect light. They do require more light than most plants to thrive. Direct sunlight however can cause burning. This plant, like other succulents, reaches. Rotate your plant frequently to avoid this.

Water:

Pilea prefer to dry out between waterings. They will wilt when they need water, and they will quickly perk back up. Pilea can be sensitive to tap water, and will show white specks if they've absorbed too many minerals/metals.

Fertilizing:

Utilize fertilizer Spring-Fall (local weather depending). Fertilize about once every three months using a high quality fertilizer at half strength. 

Humidity:

Pilea do not require increased humidity. 

Temperature:

The ideal temperature in the day is 65-75 degrees. Drafts and sudden temperature changes will cause shock to the plant, and it will drop leaves.

Toxicity:

Calatheas are non-toxic to pets and people.

Pilea Peperomioides

Tips and Tricks

Propagating:

New "pups" will pop up in the pot next to a larger mother plant. These can be easily removed and repotted once they've established their own root system. Sever the connection to the mother plant with a sterile utensil.