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Pilea nummulariifolia

Creeping Charlie

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Features

  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourCream-pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Pilea nummulariifolia (Creeping Charlie). This is a training perennial, The leaves are 25mm long and rounded with toothed edges. In the summer it will produce small cream flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Semi-succulent

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for their ornamental foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost tender and will prefer a warm humid conditions, with well-drained humus-rich soil in partial-shade. You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

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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