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Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla - Plant

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A varied group of upright and trailing plants valued chiefly for their foliage.
Annual Plants
Sales price 199
(1 plant)
Plant height : 1.5 feet (+/- 20%)
Potted in 4 inch black polybag
Item will be shipped by 3 - 5 days
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Description for Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla

Artillery plant is an evergreen, ground-covering annual to short-lived perennial plant forming a dense mat of growth around 30cm high and up to 60cm wide. Its succulent stems hold small, lime-green cluster leaves that are blotched with colours of white and pink. Also known as the rockweed, the artillery plant is a fast-growing, adaptable evergreen that grows in most humid, shaded growing locations, including in indoor containers and rock gardens.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla,Gunpowder Plant, Artillery plant, Rockweed,rip,Campeche, Merida, ,Frescura,Baby tears, Not defined Not defined 0.50 to 1.00 feet Easy to grow.

Planting and care

Artillery plant can grow through seed but easily propagate from stem cuttings.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Shade to Partial Sun. Prefers organic soils over mineral soils. Water moderately during the growing season, sparingly in winter. 20 to 25 degrees C Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season.

Caring for Pilea Artillery

  • To encourage a compact, bushy plant, pinch off growing tips every so often.
  • Prune your vigorously growing artillery plant and use the healthy stem clippings to propagate new plants. Trim the plant with sharp shears and make flush cuts at the desired location.
  • Irrigate the soil periodically to maintain a slightly moist to the slightly dry soil environment.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Pilea Artillery

Special features: An attractive plant with its fern-like appearance, it is often grown as a ground-cover in ornamental gardens and is also grown as a houseplant in cooler zones.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Used as ground cover.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Pilea+microphylla
  • http://houseplants.about.com/od/foliageplants/p/Pilea.htm
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/artillery-plant/growing-artillery-plants.htm

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What garden lovers say ... ?

5 / 5 Rita Dutta 28 August 2017
Very much happy with the product and service. On time delivery with product being in perfect condition.
5 / 5 Munish Gogia 02 August 2017
I ve never ordered a plant online before. Will the plant not die doing delivery?
5 / 5 Bhawna sahu 01 August 2017
Easy plant to grow quickly and provide the rooms with a colourful leaf display
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