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Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea – Plant

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1 Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea – Plant
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black/White)
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About Pilea Cadierei

Pilea cadierei also called as Aluminium plant, Watermelon pilea, is a species in the genus Pilea. Their variegated foliage is unlike any other, with shiny silver, irregularly shaped markings parallel to the lateral veins. They are usually grown as a small tabletop plant, on the windowsill; suitable for growing indoors; ground cover and cascading down a wall. Aluminum plant is also useful in or near water gardens. Unrooted aluminum plant stems can be dropped into terrarium where they survive for long periods.

Showy, silver-splashed leaves make Aluminum Plant a stunning and popular house plant.

Plant specification

Common Name Aluminium Plant, Watermelon Plant
Maximum Reachable Height 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Flower Colour Green, white
Bloom Time Late Fall, Early Winter
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Pilea cadierei Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • It grows well in bright indirect sunlight.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and porus.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location.

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect light.
  • Do not repot immediately after receiving it.

Special feature of Pilea cadierei

Beautiful green and silver foliage.

Ornamental uses of Pilea cadierei

  • Useful as a small tabletop plant, growing indoors, ground cover, cascading down a wall.

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Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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