Pilea glauca 'Silver Sparkle'

Description

A favorite among houseplant enthusiasts novice and experienced alike, the 'Pilea glauca' is a fabulous addition to any houseplant collection. Fabulously full foliage creates a fountain of beauty that erupts from the soil and tumbles downward. Unlike its cousin, the 'Pilea depressa', 'Pilea glauca' has unique grey foliage, making it very eye-catching. With very few pests and low-light requirements, this plant will thrive in just about any home!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Pilea glauca
  • Pronunciation: PIE-lee-ah GLAW-kah
  • Common Name: Grey Baby Tears, Red-stemmed Pilea, Pilea Silver Sparkle
  • Family: Urticaceae
  • Native Range: Caribbean


Ed's Care Guide
Care Level: Easy
Light: Indirect to low light, leaves will burn if in too much sun
Water: Water thoroughly but avoid soaking the soil as root rot is possible. The foliage enjoys frequent misting.
Humidity: 50-70%
Temperature: 60-75F
Pruning: Trim damaged vines with sanitized pruners and pick undesirable leaves off individually. 
Feeding: 1/2 strength fertilizer weekly during spring and summer
Growth: Vining
Propagation: Stem Cuttings
Pests: Very few
Toxicity: Non-Toxic to humans and animals, but caution should be taken as some mammals may have sensitivity.