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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.
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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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla,Gunpowder Plant, Artillery plant, Rockweed,rip,Campeche, Merida, ,Frescura,Baby tears,-Flowers not showy0.50 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 CFeed 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

Special features:

Ornamental use: Used as ground cover.


    http://houseplants.about.com/od/foliageplants/p/Pilea.htm http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/artillery-plant/growing-artillery-plants.htm

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