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kaigia

I love indoor plants and have a small outdoor garden. I live in Manitoba (Zone 3).

Pilea peperomioides

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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kaigia

After I fertilized my Pilea, it produced all these babies. Or perhaps it is a sign of spring? Is it normal to have so many babies from the main stem? March 2019.

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terrimclaughlin

That’s how a lot of my plants grow in spring. The new growth starts at the bottom I guess that why, especially with woody plants you prune them back pretty good!! Looks great. It’s so exciting isn’t it. To see all that new growth 👍🏻👍🏻🤗😊💕

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kaigia

@terrimclaughlin I'm looking forward to separating the babies. Does it need repotting if I leave them together?

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gjones

It's definitely doing well. Nice to see all the new growth!

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terrimclaughlin

Are they babies?? I thought they were attached to your plant right there?? Sometimes new growth will grow at the base of your plant and will grow up making you many new stems/branches but you’ll know maybe let them grow a few more inches so u can see what’s what but I don’t know about this plant to give you advice. Someone will or you could read about caring for it. Let us know in a month or so if it was new plants or new growth either way it’s a good thing 😊💕

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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kaigia

My pilea is getting these white spots on its leaves. Does anyone know why?

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tinaaune

Known for mineral deposit build up in pores, try using distilled water and see if they go away, u can always see a little of the spore in this leaf

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kaigia

I checked on and under the leaves and they are not spores, I don't think. The leaves are smooth. Perhaps I need to fertilize? @tinaaune

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tinaaune

Oops I didn't mean spores, PORES OR STOMATA, Anyway, your plant looks healthy! Good luck with what u choose to do @kaigia

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DonNotDonny

I think that it does need some plant food, Le. It's just got a mild nutrient deficiency.

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kaigia

Thank you for your help. I have decided to switch to distilled water, following your advice. @tinaaune

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kaigia

I am going to fertilize it. I recently noticed that my plants have had a boost because of the longer sunlight hours. @DonNotDonny

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kaigia

By the way, I recently got a T5 light bulb and have noticed the difference in my plants as well. @DonNotDonny

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DonNotDonny

That's great news, it's good that your plants are taking so well to more light and the change of season. They're pretty healthy.

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