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.
|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
|Part shade||Loamy soil, Sandy soil.||Medium||10 to 25 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Pilea Artillery
- 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.