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Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea - Plant

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Showy, silver-splashed leaves make Aluminum Plant a stunning and popular house plant.
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Description for Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea

Pilea cadierei is a species of flowering plant in the family Urticaceae, native to China and Vietnam. It is an evergreen perennial growing up to 30 cm tall by 21 cm broad, with dark green oval leaves, each leaf having four raised silvery patches.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Aluminium Plant, Watermelon Plant Green, white Late Fall, Early Winter 0.75 to 1.00 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves.

There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Light Shade,Partial to Full Shade Well-drained soil Medium 60 to 75 degrees F Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Pilea Cadierei

  • Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
  • The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

Typical uses of Pilea Cadierei

Special features: Easy maintenance indoor plant

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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