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Other Names: Polynesian Ivy

Scientific Name: Pilea Depressa

Family: Urticaceae

Genus: Pilea

Native: Caribbean


Pileas are found everywhere - tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones. The majority of species are succulent shade-loving herbs or shrubs, which are easily distinguished by the combination of opposite leaves (with rare exceptions). Foliage grows quickly and remains bushy, making this shrub excellent for terrariums. It can also be grown in hanging planters. A very low maintenance plant. Pilea come in different types. This variety is dark green in co