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Pilea

Pilea

Pileas are small mounded or creeping foliage plants, often with puckered or quilted leaves with silver or maroon markings. They form small clusters of white flowers, but the foliage is the most attractive feature. Pilea needs medium to bright light for best coloration. Keep the soil barely moist and grow it at normal room temperature.

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Aluminum plant
Aluminum plant
(Pilea cadeirei) is a well-known selection with elliptical green leaves washed with patches of silver. It is an upright grower, but you can keep it full and bushy by occasionally pinching back the new growth to promote branching.
Artillery plant
Artillery plant
(Pilea microphylla) has upright arching stems with small leaves, less than 1/8 inch in diameter. It gets its common name from the tiny flowers that "shoot" pollen.
Baby's tears
Baby's tears
(Pilea depressa) is one of several plants with this same common name. It is a creeping groundcover that forms new roots where stems touch the soil. It is also called shiny creeping Charlie.
Creeping charlie
Creeping charlie
(Pilea nummularifolia) is different from the lawn weed that goes by the same common name. They are similar in that they both have rounded, scalloped leaves and succulent trailing stems. However, this houseplant is not hardy in cold climates, and does not become an invasive yard pest.
Moon Valley friendship plant
Moon Valley friendship plant
(Pilea involucrata 'Moon Valley') has deeply cratered or corrugated foliage. Purplish maroon veins form the "valleys" with medium green "ridges" surrounding them.
Norfolk friendship plant
Norfolk friendship plant
(Pilea spruceana 'Norfolk') is a low-growing plant with bronze leaves and silver markings similar to those of aluminum plant.
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