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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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Light Requirements: 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 bright indirect light, and may even tolerate medium light. Make sure to keep leaves from any direct sun as the they will burn.

Water Tips for Pilea Spruceana 'Silver Tree': 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.

The Best Soil for Pilea Spruceana 'Silver Tree': Your plant will grow best in a chunky, well draining soil mix. Our Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice!

Is Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree' Pet Safe? Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree' is pet safe, you wont have to worry about your curious furry friends!

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!