Grey Artillery Plant
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Grey Artillery Plant Overview
Pilea glauca is a spreading evergreen plant from the Urticaceae family. It may be grown indoors as a houseplant, typically for the attractive foliage. Commonly known by the names Grey Artillery Plant, Silver Sparkles or Gray Baby Tears. It produces small blue-grey, round leaves on red stems. It can be grown outdoors as an annual plant or in tropical locations as a perennial. It has a spreading habit and may be used as groundcover. It is still awaiting proper botanical classification and has been sold under several names such as Pilea libanensis and P. glaucophylla.
How to harvest Grey Artillery Plant
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Grey Artillery Plant
Snip short lengths and press a few sections of stem into a moist growing mix.
Special features of Grey Artillery Plant
The tiny male flowers explode pollen into the air, frequently after watering.
A popular plant to include in terrariums and dish planters.
When planted in hanging planters, this plants creeping habit will tumble over the sides.
Other uses of Grey Artillery Plant
P. glauca has been incorporated into living wall displays and summer displays in rock gardens.