Pilea Glauca (Blue)

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Type: Plants

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Pilea libanensis

Family

Urticaceae

Native

Central and South America

Description

The exotic plant Pilea glauca is a tropical plant which makes an especially pretty leaf. The leaves are typically the size of a pencil eraser (or about ¼” or less) and are very small but great in numbers. The stalks with leaves grow as a sphere from the pot and the plant can also have hanging offshoots.

Environment

    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 somewhat restricted.They should be planted in a cocopeat based commercial potting mix with leaf mold and perlite .

    Landscape Uses

    Great for terrariums or as a ground cover in tropical climates.


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