There are over 600 varieties of Pilea within the Urticaceae family.
Light: Your Pilea will do best in a bright, indirect sunny
spot in your home. Even though this plant is part of the
succulent family, do not place your Pilea in direct
sunlight since it will scorch the leaves. Rotate a couple
times a week to avoid lopsided growth.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry between waterings, as
Pilea do not like soggy soil. Watch the leaves—when
they start looking a tad droopy, it’s time to water your
plant. In warmer weather, they need to be watered
Humidity: This plant does not require any extra
humidity and does well in a drier environment.
Temp: 60-80 °F is the best range to keep most
varieties at. Avoid large fluctuations and avoid dropping
below 55 °F or over 100 °F.
Soil: A well draining soil is best for most of not all
varieties. Allows moisture retention but not
Fertilizer: Feed once a month using all-purpose liquid
fertilizer at half the regular strength.
Toxicity: Pilea are generally non-toxic for humans and pets. However, when ingested in
very large quantities, they can cause a mild digestive reaction.