This Pilea is somewhat unique in it’s growth habit. Many Pileas grow in a rosette, and some trailing pileas move across the ground in a similar fashion to creeping Peperomias. This is somewhat of a hybrid, in that it grows a full little rosette, and then sends out a horizontal stem a few inches away, […]
This robust Pilea is from Ecuador and has a nice metallic leaf, reminisce of Pilea ‘chartreuse’ Ecuador, but with more green. It can get quite tall, over 10″ and is very typical of what you see all over central and South America growing in lower elevation forest.
Freshly started bins of Pearcea hypocyrtifolia and various Pilea species. These are repotted every 3-6 months, and the process repeated ad infinitum. They seem to grow significantly better on fresh potting soil. After a desirable base number of plants is established, the repotting is done to maintain nice looking plants, not increase production. The larger […]
This is another cryptic Pilea from Puyo, Ecuador. It has greyish green mature leaves and pink new growth, and fuzzy leaves. It matures at about 6-7″.
This is a small Pilea that only reaches about 3″ at full size. It grows like many Pileas and will form little colonies given time. It flowers often in the terrarium and is fairly tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions but is not particularly fast.
This one is at first glance rather similar to the other green Pilea from Mindo, but this one has rounded leaves and undulated leaves (not serrated).
This small Pilea is from Ecuador and is unidentified so far, and I’m not even sure it’s a Pilea. It is very slow-growing and has not gotten taller than 3.5″ inches for me.
by Chuck Nishihira
This Pilea is in flower about half the time and has a very compact appearance. It gets to about 5″ tall for me, but maybe could get a little bigger given time.