Pilea Glauca is a good choice for an indoor plant that you can grow as it is a fairly hardy plant that features stunning bright green leaves attached to pink stems in the center. There are many tiny leaves on the pinkish-red stems. It’s impossible to see it on the leaves, but a closer look will reveal the silvery powder to be the fairy dust.
As a result of this magnetic dust, the glaucous leaves are endowed with a magic silvery shine. Brazil’s evergreen shrub blooms all year round, surprising many people. Terrarium plants and bottles gardens enjoy the use of this plant which grows slowly and forms a mat or ground cover.
Additionally, this trailing plant is perfect for decorating a hanging basket in your house, where you can see it open as if it was hanging on a fence or wall. In order to help you with your care and classification of Pilea Glauca, let’s review some important facts regarding this plant.
Classification of Pilea glauca
Here is a key piece of information you will need to know about this plant. It is a plant that is currently very under-researched. There are no formal botanical and scientific names assigned to this plant according to the topical procedures.
The Pilea Glauca has the following common names:
Due to the plant’s popularity and colorful appearance, this plant has gained numerous common names. Some of the common names are as follows:
- The botanical name Glauca libensis is sometimes used as a synonym for the common name.
- The unique and lovely silvery dust on its leaves is responsible for its common name ‘Silver Sparkles Pilea’.
- Hence the name ‘Grey Artillery Plant’. Due to the smallish silvery-grey leaves, ‘Grey Baby Tears’ is also called ‘Grey Artillery Plant’.
- Because of its red stems, Pilea has been nicknamed ‘Red stem Pilea’.
- The plant is also known as ‘Pilea glauca ‘Aquamarine’’. People have differing opinions about Pilea Aquamarine plant and some claim it to be a subspecies or cultivar of Glauca Plant.
The following information is vital to the understanding of the structure of the plant.
- It remains about 10 cm tall and 5 cm wide in juvenile form or it can be kept in a terrarium. The plant can, however, reach 100 cm in height and 50 cm in diameter if allowed to grow freely.
- Flowering in all four seasons, the evergreen flowering plant flowers year-round.
Pilea Glauca Care
Taking care of Pilea libensis plants differs from taking care of other plants. We will discuss the basic facts associated with the Pilea Aquamarine plant care and requirements in this section.
How Often to Water
Care for a Pilea glauca aquamarine includes watering it on a regular basis. Summer is the optimal time to keep the top three inches of soil moist. Although it is important to avoid stagnating water at the base of the plants, rotting roots and fungus will result when stagnant water ends up at the base.
During the winter, try to water the soil as soon as the surface is dry so that it will be ready for the next watering.
How Much Sunlight
You must plan to provide plenty of bright indirect sunlight when caring for Pilea glauca. Depending on the environment you live in, it is generally advisable to provide direct sunlight for at least four hours each day. Although sunlight is beneficial and beneficial in many cases, having it for too long or directly on the plant can cause its delicate foliage to burn.
The Best Temperature
Pilea libenensis requires a range of temperature of 15 to 23 °C (60 – 70 °F) during its curing phase. There is a possibility that the plant can be exposed for a shorter period to a wide range of temperatures. Although, if exposed to extremely hot temperatures for a long period of time, the plant may become damaged.
Soil in the plant’s pot must be well-drained. Thus it needs drainage holes in the base of the pot.
As part of providing Pilea glauca care, it is necessary to emphasize the soil a plant is placed in. Sandy soils, as well as well-drained soil, are ideal for this plant.
Pilea glauca, like any other plant, has to be fertilized on a regular basis for its care to be successful. Make sure to use a gentle houseplant fertilizer that follows the package directions, or use a mild product in small amounts.
Although Glauca plants prefer a humid environment, they can survive in a wide range of humidity levels. In order to care for Pilea glauca aquamarine effectively, a part of its care involves light misting in hot and dry weather. As a result, the plant will have lush, healthy foliage.
You may test the root density by checking for the density of the roots of the plant. As the plant grows roots, you may re-pot it if the root ball grows too large. Ideally, it is a good idea to repot the plant one year after buying it.
The lower branches of a plant can be pruned back if it is growing uncontrollably in a hanging basket or pot. Pilea glauca needs to be taken care of properly for neat and healthy growth and for a neat and tidy appearance.
Sum Things Up
In contrast to its evergreen appearance, Pilea glauca are exotic indoor plants belonging to the Urticaceae family. A little fairy dust, sprinkled on the tiny leaves, gives the leaves a magic-like appearance. The foliage is green with a shimmering appearance given by the glittering leaves.
Taking care of Pilea Glauca is just like caring for all other plants so the plant can look its best. It is important to water the Pilea libensis in the summer, waterless in the winter, but keep the soil dry above the waterline throughout the year. In addition, the plant will be happiest if shaded from sunlight by an indirect light source, allowed to stay moist, and given mild fertilizer.