Meet the Pilea cadieri (aka aluminum plant). These small little guys are a fast-growing plant hailing from rainforests in Vietnam. He is largely growing for his foliage and it’s easy to see why. He has smallish green leaves that are both splashed with silver streaks and edged by teeth (don’t worry, he is harmless). He makes for a lush houseplant! He is grown and sold in 120mm pots.
Pilea Aluminium Plant
- He definitely prefers a warmer climate with higher humidity
- Huge lover of bright indirect light. They are prone to sunburn if left in direct sunlight
- Keep his soil slightly on the wetter side during growing season but let his soil slightly dry out throughout winter