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Aluminium Plant

Pilea cadierei

Also known as

Watermelon Pilea

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

Pilea cadierei is a bushy, evergreen perennial plant from the Urticaceae family, originating from China and Vietnam. Commonly known by the names Aluminium Plant and Watermelon Pilea, it is frequently grown indoors as a houseplant. This plant typically grows to around 30cm tall. This tender plant is grown for the foliage over the flowers, which are small, pink and not showy. Leaves are oval in shape, with attractive silver colouring between the prominent veins. Place in partial to full shade and moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Propagation

Cuttings

Seed

Special Features

Attractive leaves