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 pots at the base of the Pilea bin are second copies of the mother plants (backup stock kept elsewhere for better protection against possible disease). […]
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 particulary fast.
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, and grows another full looking rosette. It makes beautiful little colonies this way and doesn’t end up looking ‘shrubby’ like many Pileas. Here it is […]