Central and South America
Pilea spruceana 'Norfolk' is sometimes called Angel Wings . The oval puckered leaves are bronzy red and sometimes pinkish with a few little silver markings. This Peruvian native has a low spreading growth habit. Keep it slightly moist and filtered light.
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 .
This charmer makes a nice small plant on a window sill or grow it in a terrarium to add color.
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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