Pilea peperomioides

Family: Urticaceae

Countries: China

For ages Pilea peperomioides was a plant that folks grew at home, visitors admired, and friends and families shared, but this plant was never, ever seen in nurseries or garden centres.  It’s taken a while, but at last, the garden centres and nurseries have finally caught on and now Pilea peperomioides is seemingly everywhere, and with good reason: Pilea peperomioides is a delightfully cheery little plant that makes a superb houseplant!

I have found Pilea peperomioides to be a resilient, versatile plant, which copes with various light qualities, from bright, but indirect light on a North or East facing window sill to lower light levels.  Pilea peperomioides plants are also easy going about the humidity levels they’ll successfully grow in.  This plant thrives when grown both in a humid atmosphere inside a terrarium or a bottle garden, or in a steamy bathroom, but these fantastic plants will also grow very happily indeed as potted plants, along with your regular houseplants.

If your Pilea peperomioides plant’s leaves have turned from a lovely, lush green to yellow, before falling; this is likely to be caused as a result of the plant’s compost or growing medium being too dry for too long.  However, take care to avoid overwatering Pilea peperomioides – allow your plant’s compost to dry out a little between waterings, as Pilea peperoimiodes doesn’t like to be over watered and your plant won’t thank you for it!

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