Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla - Plant
Description for Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla
The Artillery Plant is a short lived perennial from Central America that forms an umbrella like canopy of tiny, bright green leaves on fleshy, 6"-12" stems. The name Artillery Plant comes from the way that its seed pods forcibly eject their pollen or seeds when the frond is touched.
It is a short-lived perennial or annual that typically grows from 8-12 inch tall.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla,Gunpowder Plant, Artillery plant, Rockweed,rip,Campeche, Merida, ,Frescura,Baby tears,||-||Flowers not showy||0.50 to 1.00 feet||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Shade to Partial Sun.||Prefers organic soils over mineral soils.||Water moderately during the growing season, sparingly in winter.||10 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.
Part of your artillery plant care includes keeping the soil moist, but not soaked. Water when the soil is dry to the touch. Fertilization every few weeks promotes growth. Artillery plant info recommends feeding with a balanced houseplant food every five to six weeks.
Artillery plant care also involves grooming the plant for desired shape. Pinch back top and end growth to promote a compact and bushy plant.
Typical uses of Pilea Artillery
Ornamental use: Used as ground cover.
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