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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Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla Plant
5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla

Plant height: 0.5 - 1.0 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

Artillery plant is an evergreen, ground-covering annual to short-lived perennial plant forming a dense mat of growth around 30cm high and up to 60cm wide. Its succulent stems hold small, lime-green cluster leaves that are blotched with colours of white and pink. Also known as the rockweed, the artillery plant is a fast-growing, adaptable evergreen that grows in most humid, shaded growing locations, including in indoor containers and rock gardens.

Common name(s): Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla,Gunpowder Plant, Artillery plant, Rockweed,rip,Campeche, Merida, ,Frescura,Baby tears,
Flower colours: Not defined
Bloom time: Not defined
Max reachable height: Up to 1.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow.

Planting and care

Artillery plant can grow through seed but easily propagate from stem cuttings. Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season. Water moderately during the growing season, sparingly in winter.

Sunlight: Shade to Partial Sun.
Soil: Prefers organic soils
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 20 to 25 degrees C
Fertilizer: Feed liquid fertilizer

Caring for Pilea Artillery

  • To encourage a compact, bushy plant, pinch off growing tips every so often.
  • Prune your vigorously growing artillery plant and use the healthy stem clippings to propagate new plants. Trim the plant with sharp shears and make flush cuts at the desired location.
  • Irrigate the soil periodically to maintain a slightly moist to the slightly dry soil environment.



Typical uses of Pilea Artillery

Special features: An attractive plant with its fern-like appearance, it is often grown as a ground-cover in ornamental gardens and is also grown as a houseplant in cooler zones.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Used as ground cover.

Medicinal use: NA


  • http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Pilea+microphylla
  • http://houseplants.about.com/od/foliageplants/p/Pilea.htm
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/artillery-plant/growing-artillery-plants.htm

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5 / 5 Joshi Prisy 02 July 2018
Very nice plant. Beautiful plant. Nurserylive service very good replace policy is very very good.?
5 / 5 Barnali Rudra 01 July 2018
Nice packing & plants,like professional brand..
4 / 5 Jeremy Cabral 30 June 2018
Attractive plants for pot culture
5 / 5 Arfat Sayyed 30 June 2018
Couldn t find it anywhere else.
5 / 5 Rajat Pal 26 June 2018
Young ones adapt better
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