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Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea - 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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Aluminium Plant, Watermelon Plant Green, whiteLate Fall, Early Winter0.75 to 1.00 feetEasy 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 ShadeWell-drained soilMedium60 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


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4 / 5 Sumeet Gupta 01 September 2017
As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.
5 / 5 Vicky Jana 30 August 2017
Got in good condition, found no problem, happy :)
4 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 30 August 2017
VERY nice im so Happy for this plant
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