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Pilea cadierei

Aluminium plant

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  • Pilea cadierei | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Pilea cadierei | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourGreen silvery variegated

Description

Pilea cadierei (Aluminium plant). This is a free-branching perennial species about 45cm tall, The leaves are about 8cm long deep green, lance-shaped striped with bands of metallic silver. The flowers bloom in clusters of tiny cream flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Semi-succulent

Origin

South East Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their ornamental foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilLoamy, Peaty
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender and will prefer a warm humid conditions, with well-drained humus-rich soil in partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite may be a problem.

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