Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla - Plant
Description for Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Pilea Artillery, Pilea Microphylla,Gunpowder Plant, Artillery plant, Rockweed,rip,Campeche, Merida, ,Frescura,Baby tears,||Not defined||Not defined||Up to 1.00 feet||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.
|Shade to Partial Sun.||Prefers organic soils||Moderately||20 to 25 degrees C||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
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