pilea aluminum

TheMasterGardener1(5B)August 31, 2012

Hello all. I just got a pilea and would like some tips. I hear after a few years it is good to just take cutting from the plant to replace it. Anyone have any pics of any they are growing?

Any tips would help so much!

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I think it is rare.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 9:36AM
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I see the plant at places like Home Depot and Lowe's all the time, little starter plants, so I don't think it's that rare. I've never grown it, though.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 9:48AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

I agree that it's not rare. I too have often seen it in box stores.

I've only grown scraps of it experimentally in terrariums, so they do seem to need a fair amount of humidity (I'd suggest a pebble tray at least). They seem to benefit from frequent pinching. I don't know the light requirements, I assumed bright, indirect light would be good.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:00PM
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