Mexico & Brazil
Pilea depressa is a bright green plant with small thick leaves. They are low growing, creeping plants with pairs of tiny, opposing round leaves on rigid stems that readily root at each node that contacts the soil.
Unlike other Pileas, this ground cover plant prefers lower humidity and drier soil.
Pilea are not hard plants to grow. They need bright, indirect light. Do not expose to direct summer sun. The pilea group likes high humidity and has fairly high water requirements. Don't let the soil dry out between waterings in the summer however allow getting slightly dry between watering.
Pileas grow best in smaller, 4" pots or planters where their roots will be somewhatshould be planted in a cocopeat based commercial potting mix with leaf mold and perlite .
Great for terrariums or as a ground cover in tropical climates.
Make sure watering is done once the soil goes dry. Although the soil can remain moist, but it should not turn soggy/wet. Having drainage hole in the pots goes a long way in ensuring there is no water stagnating on top of the soil. You can spray the plant occasionally.
Fertilise the plant once a month in summers however Don't feed any fertiliser in winters. Giving fertiliser to the plant ensures nutrients going in which keeps it healthy. Keep an eye on the leaves of the plant to know any symptoms for watering or sunlight.
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