Pilea is a unique and trendy houseplant, loved for its round leaves that look like little umbrellas or lilypads (some even say flying saucers!). A relatively small indoor plant, it doesn’t usually grow much larger than 18 inches tall and wide, making it perfect for displaying on desks and tabletops.
Its interesting look makes this plant perfect for a variety of home décor styles, including Bohemian (boho), midcentury modern, and contemporary. Pilea Sharing Plant™ is ideal as a focal point, but also blends well with a variety of other houseplants.
Pilea grows best in bright, indirect light. In too little light, the leaves typically get a little pale and the plant grows thin and stretchy. If it gets too much direct sun, you may notice sunburn, which appears as bleached patches on the leaves.
Water Pilea as the top inch or so of the potting mix dries to the touch. It’s a relatively thirsty houseplant, so you may find you want to water it once a week or more