Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea - Plant

Showy, silver-splashed leaves make Aluminum Plant a stunning and popular house plant.
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1Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Pilea Cadierei

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Aluminium Plant, Watermelon Plant
Maximum Reachable Height 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Flower Colour Green, white
Bloom Time Late Fall, Early Winter
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

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

    Pilea Cadierei special feature

    Easy maintenance indoor plant

    Pilea Cadierei uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can Pilea plant grow in water?

    Pilea peperomioides can grow and propagate in water

    How to repot a Pilea plant?

    Choose a pot larger than the previous one so that your plant has more room to grow – it should be 1.5 times the previous size or more. For example: if the original pot diameter was 4 inches, then the new one should be at least 6 inches. Make sure to choose a well-draining soil for your Pilea. Use coco peat fiber or peat moss, and then mix the soil with a small portion of perlite (one part perlite to nine parts soil), which is great for soil aeration and drainage. Before you remove the plant, make sure you give it a light watering while it's still in the old pot. This will keep the rootball together while you change the container. Make sure you don't overwater the plant; otherwise, it will cause a mess when you try to remove it. Use a trowel if you need some help removing it, and be careful with the roots. Before you repot the plant, prune the rootball: it will give the roots a chance to grow healthy and uncrowded in the new pot. It's important to be careful at this stage, as you don't want the rootball to fall apart, you simply want to trim and prune it to an acceptable level. Finally, you can put your plant inside the new pot. Carefully place it down on the base layer of soil, and then add soil around the plant and gently pat down so that it surrounds your Pilea comfortably. Then, give the plant a light watering to help settle the soil, but be careful not to overwater it!

    Why is my Pilea plant dying?

    It is maybe due to Over watering which could cause root rot and drooping leaves could be a characteristic of root rot.

    When should I repot Pilea?

    When Pilea outgrows a pot, this causes the roots of the plant to become crowded. Compacted, crowded roots cause stunted growth and may even cause the plant to become root-bound and die.

    Does Pilea plant flower?

    Sometimes it may produce small white flowers on pink-tinged stems.

    How to water Pilea plant?

    Allow the top 2”-3” of the Pilea peperomioides' soil to dry between waterings. Typically, watering this plant once a week will sufficient.

    How to propagate Pilea plant?

    You can propagate Pilea plant through cuttings.

    Do Pilea plants flower?

    Sometimes it may produce small white flowers on pink-tinged stems.

    How big do Pilea plants get?

    it will grow up to 12 inches.

    Why is my Pilea plant not growing?

    It may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering, and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    How to grow Pilea plant?

    Light: The Pilea loves the light! Bright indirect sunlight.Keep them indoors, near a bright window (which is indirect light). Allow the soil to dry between waterings, as Pilea do not like soggy soil. Watch the leaves—when they start looking a tad droopy, it’s time to water your plant. In warmer weather, they need to be watered more frequently. Make sure to choose a well-draining soil for your Pilea. Use coco peat fiber or peat moss, and then mix the soil with a small portion of perlite (one part perlite to nine parts soil), which is great for soil aeration and drainage.

    What does a Pilea plant look like?

    Pilea are known for their bright green, coin-shaped leaves.

    Why is my Pilea plant losing leaves?

    Over watering could cause root rot and drooping leaves

    How to split Pilea plant?

    As soon as the Pilea babies, or pups have grown to a decent 2-3″ size, you can start removing them from the mother plant. To do this, gently dig your fingers in the soil around the baby plantlet. Feel where the root goes. Follow it about 1″ down under the soil. You want to remove the baby with its roots attached. Don’t just tug or pull the baby out. You might want to carefully remove a bit of soil around it first, to expose the root connection for easier access.

    Does Pilea plant need sun?

    Yes Pilea need indirect bright light

    Why is my Pilea plant curling?

    If you can see the foliage curling, drooping, changing color or getting spots, your Pilea may be suffering from overwatering, nutrient deficiency or an insect infestation.

    What is Pilea plant?

    Pilea is a species of flowering plant in the nettle family Urticaceae

    Do Pilea plants like humidity?

    Pilea loves humidity, so spray or mist the leaves twice a week if your home is on the dry side.


    Sunday, 02 February 2020

    This plant initially takes time to grow.

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Wednesday, 20 November 2019

    Thanks the plant is growing well

    Anuja Patil

    Saturday, 09 November 2019

    Awesome packing for live plant.?

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