Pilea Nummulariifolia, Creeping Charlie - Plant
Description for Pilea Nummulariifolia, Creeping Charlie
Pilea nummulariifolia is a perennial evergreen herbaceous plant commonly known as creeping charlie native to the Caribbean and northern South America. It can be grown indoors, for example in a hanging pot.
A low, trailing or creeping herbaceous perennial that is not tolerant of freezing temperatures, it is native to tropical South America and the West Indies.
Each round to oval leaf is a bright to medium glossy green with small scalloped edges. The blade has depressed veins that creates a quilted or crinkled texture. When temperatures are warm, small whitish green, but unnoticeable flowers can appear among the leaves. The sprawling, fleshy stems root at nodes where they come in contact with warm, moist soil.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie||Yellow,White, Green||June(Indeterminate)||0.25 to 0.50 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and donâ€™t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium to wet||20 and 85 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Pilea Nummulariifolia
- 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 Nummulariifolia
Special features: Excellent ground cover for areas where it can be left alone to spread or naturalize, such as banks, woodland gardens, along paths, or in moist areas near water gardens or along streams, pools or ponds. Also can be planted to cover or spill over stone walls.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Usage Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical