Aluminum Plant (Pilea Cadierei)

Dark green leaves with beautiful silver markings between the veins.

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    Moderate
    Plant Type:
    Stem
    Size:
    Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet ; Spread: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
    Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
    10 to 40 mg/l
    Temperature:
    60-75 ºF (15-23 ºC)
    Placement:
    Midground
     
    Pilea cadierei, commonly called aluminum plant, is native to Vietnam. The foliage looks like it has been splashed with aluminum paint, hence the common name. This is an upright, herbaceous perennial that is noted for its textured green and silver foliage. It typically grows in a shrubby clump to 12” tall. Elliptic to obovate, toothed, dark green leaves (to 3” long), with each leaf having four rows of upraised silver patches. Leaf appearance gives rise to an additional common name of watermelon pilea. Tiny green flowers may appear in cymes. Indoor plants rarely flower and fruit.

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