Description for Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea
Plant height: 9 - 15 inches
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(s): Aluminium Plant, Watermelon Plant
Flower colours: Green, white
Bloom time: Late Fall, Early Winter
Max reachable height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: 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.
Sunlight: Light Shade,Partial to Full Shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 60 to 75 degrees F
Fertilizer: 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.