• 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
    more frequently.

    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.