The Pilea involucatra is native to Central and South America like hundreds of other Pilea species. It is also part of the nettle family! Originally a creeping plant, it is now cultivated to grown indoors and has grown in popularity.
The leaves of the Pilea involucatra are reddish and gilded with silver. Its undersides are purplish. Quite robust and prolific, it is the ideal plant for beginners.
The Pilea involucatra enjoys a humid environment, just like its cousins. Ideally, give it a drink when the soil dries up slightly on the surface. It will thrive when placed in good indirect light, but away from direct sun which could burn its leaves.
When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.
Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.
* planter not included
* size: 4 inches