Pilea – Pilea spp. (P. cadierei, P. microphylla, P. involucrata, P. nummularifolia)

Pilea – Pilea spp. (P. cadierei, P. microphylla, P. involucrata, P. nummularifolia)

Common Name: Artillery Plant, Friendship Plant, Pilea

Botanical Name: Pilea spp. (P. cadierei, P. microphylla, P. involucrata, P. nummularifolia), PI-lea-a or pi-LEA-a

Decorative Life: Months to years.

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Storage Specifics:

Assume they are chill sensitive and store them at or above 55F. ‘Silver Tree’ can be stored from 10-66F with equally good results for 21 days.

Tidbits:
  • From the Greek “pilos” for cap, referring to the shape of the larger sepal, which in some species entirely covers the achene (a one-seeded fruit or ripening ovary).

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