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Aluminium Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pilea cadierei

 

Aluminium Plant

Pilea cadierei sp. is a full size pilea which is usually growing to about 25cm in height. Best in an east facing window for medium light intensity. For best results, keep humidity constantly high and temperatures in the range of 62 to 65 F at night and up to 85 F during the day.

 
plant Features
  • Aluminium Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Aluminium Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Aluminium Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Aluminium Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Aluminium Plant

Latin name

Pilea cadierei

type

Perennial

family

Urticaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Aluminium Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Aluminium Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Aluminium Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Aluminium Plant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Aluminium Plant is 0.20meters x 0.25meters 0.20 M 0.25 M

Pilea cadierei

Pilea cadierei sp. is a full size pilea which is usually growing to about 25cm in height. Best in an east facing window for medium light intensity. For best results, keep humidity constantly high and temperatures in the range of 62 to 65 F at night and up to 85 F during the day.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

If grown as houseplants, Pilea plants grow best in warm daytime temperatures of 75°-80° with 10 degrees cooler at night. Pileas need about 50% humidity in order to thrive, so they should be kept on a tray filled with moistened pebbles or misted regularly, or they can be grown in a terrarium. Pileas grow best in smaller, 4" pots or planters where their roots will be somewhat restricted.They should be planted in a peat moss based commercial potting mix with leaf mold and perlite added, or a mix specifically for African Violets.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Pileas are very easy to propagate with stem tip cuttings. Take tip cuttings in the spring. Strike 2 or 3 cuttings in a 3" pot filled with moistened potting mix. Place the pot in a propagating case or in a sealed plastic bag to hold in humidity. If kept at 75° your new plants will be rooted and growing in 3-5 weeks.

 
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