Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea - Plant
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|
|Pilea cadierei (aluminium plant or watermelon pilea)||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.
|Light Shade,Partial to Full Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 25 degrees C||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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.