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Panamiga Pilea involucrata

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
py-LEE-uh in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tuh
Description

Grow indoors in a warm, humid environment in bright indirect light.  Use a peaty soil-based potting mix and place in an area of high humidity. Water moderately in the growing season, less in fall to late winter. Pinching stem tips will keep the plant in a more compact form. It is easily propagated from stem cuttings, making sharing with friends a breeze, thus the common name of friendship plant.

This plant has no serious pest problems. Some pests could include mealybugs, spider mites, and aphids and mealybugs. Leaf spot and stem rot could occur.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#showy leaves#colorful#easily propagated#terrarium#fragile#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#showy leaves#colorful#easily propagated#terrarium#fragile#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pilea
    Species:
    involucrata
    Family:
    Urticaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and South America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 3 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    11b, 11a, 12a, 12b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Velvety - dark green leaves, bronze undertones and light green edges. Underneath dark red.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No