10" Pilea Depressa
Is absolutely adorable, look at those tiny but thick leaves and scalloped edges! This one thrives in bright indirect sunlight and can even tolerate some direct morning sunshine. Water when the soil is dry about halfway down. Because this foliage is very compact on the soil it is sometimes easier to bottom water. Fill a bowl with water and sit the plant in it for about 15 min so it can absorb through the drainage hole. If you're really nice to it you might even seen some cute, white flowers bloom! Non-Toxic To pets.
Pilea Depressa aka Depressed Clearweed comes in a 10" plastic growers pot. This low and lush trailing plant won't give you height but the tendrils are hanging about 4" down from the rim of the pot.
Pileas, like TikTok stars, are really enjoying their stardom in the spotlight. Also known as a Coin Plant, UFO Plant, Friendship Plant and Chinese Money Plant, Pileas are native to Southern China at the foot of the Himalayas and are part of the stinging-nettle family, Urticaceae. Fortunately, Pileas don’t sting. Unfortunately, they don’t grow money. The Pilea didn’t get its due attention until the mid 1900s and finally hit its stride in the late 2010s. You’ll see Pileas on everyone’s social media (re: #pileababy and #pilealovers), your colleagues’ desk, and at the impulse section of a fruit stand. They’re super easy-going and are almost comical in the way they look, which is probably why they’re known as the “Pass it on Friendship Plant”. Welcome to the big leagues, Pilea!
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