Small but perfectly formed, pilea glaucophylla is a cute trailing houseplant that looks lovely on a shelf or in a hanging pot. It has sweet silvery-green leaves on orange stems. It’s a plant that’s very easy to love.
In the wild, it mostly grows in Colombia. It can cover a lot of ground with its teeny green leaves. It will grow quickly as a houseplant, too. Its stems tumble out in all directions. It’s a great choice for a hanging plant, or you could put it on a bookshelf or fireplace and let it dangle.
It’s not very demanding as a houseguest. It will manage in most light conditions, though it likes a bright spot best. It likes to be kept a bit moist and given a mist every few days. It will grow even faster if you give it a monthlyfeed in spring and summer.
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It’s other common name is silver-leaved artillery plant. No idea why. It doesn’t seem very aggressive.