Other Names: Polynesian Ivy
Scientific Name: Pilea Nummulariifolia
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 spreads quickly across soil, making this shrub excellent for ground cover. It can also be grown in hanging planters. It grows rapidly and may need to be contained/bounded. A very low maintenance plant. Pilea come in different types. This species is called 'Creeping Charlie' because of its invasive growth when left to grow uncontained.
*Highly rated as an airpurifier when placed indoors.
***All our plants are grown in organically enriched living soil without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.
Pilea Green/Creeping Charlie - Plant Studio Special
GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container to increase root and foliage growth. Grow in a container/hanging basket or bounded outdoor space as this plant is quite demanding of soil/water resources and will grow rapidly. Trim off old, drying leaves from time to time and add this as shredded foliage around your plant to increase humus and soil health.
LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with exposure to indirect sunlight for at least six hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in semi-shade. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves of this plant.
WATERING: Daily in summer and thrice a week rest of the year. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.
FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Foliage Plant Potting Mix or one similar to it.