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We MOVED one block south of our old Eagle Rock location to 5052 EAGLE ROCK BLVD! We will continue with curbside pickup and local delivery only until the end of October when we hope to re-open to in-store shopping again! We MOVED one block south of our old Eagle Rock location to 5052 EAGLE ROCK BLVD! We will continue with curbside pickup and local delivery only until the end of October when we hope to re-open to in-store shopping again!

Plant Know How: Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree'

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As the season changes you might be gearing up to decorate your home for Fall. Maybe you've been eyeing some new Fall decorations but want to purchase less plastic or want more environmentally friendly decorations. What better way to achieve that than by adding some seasonally appropriate foliage? Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree' is the perfect moody Fall plant. A relative of the more well known Pilea peperomioides, this plant has a bit of a different growth habit wanting to creep more than to grow upwards. We find Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree' requires a little more specialized care than some of its relatives. With the proper care this plant will grow for you all year round and be ready to be front in center for Fall decorating! 
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CARE TIPS:

Light: In the wild Pilea Spruceana 'Silver Tree' grows as a creeping vine along the ground underneath the forest canopy. In your home it will do best in medium indirect light, and may even tolerate low light. Make sure to keep leaves from any direct sun as the they will burn.

Water: Never allow Pilea Spruceana 'Silver Tree' to dry out completely. Water when about 1-2" of the soil has gone dry. Be mindful of the light your plant lives in, this will dictate how quickly your plant can use the water in the soil. To keep leaves from developing brown edges give your plant a source for added humidity.

Did you know? Pilea Spruceana 'Silver Tree' is a member of the nettle family!

Ready to bring a little Fall foliage into your home? We have 4" and 6" sizes available on our website for curbside pick up and local delivery!

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