Caring For Pilea Peperomioides Plants
The pilea peperomioides is native only to the rainforests of western China, where they grow on the forest floor.
Choose a pot that is slightly bigger than the plants root ball. Any bigger, you risk root rot from overly wet soil.
Don't pot the plant in a narrow pot for long because it will eventually produce many offshoots and they spread out.
You should plant with a high quality potting soil. Add in a bit of perlite if you tend to overwater.
Pilea need medium light, about 6ft away from a southern facing window. Direct sun will cause the leaves to curl.
Water when the soil is almost completely dry. Depending on pot size, this could be a once a week or more if the pot is small.
For example, I water the big pot here once a week, and the smaller pot 2 to 3 times a week.
You'll need to fertilize your pilea once a month in the summer. Use a 10-10-10 fertilizer (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium)
Propagating Pilea Peperomioides
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