Pilea glaucophylla, also known as silver sprinkles, is a small herbaceous shrub with a trailing growth habit. It is great for terrariums as it thrives in high humidity surroundings and moist soil. It can take full sunlight but prefers filtered/partial sunlight conditions.
Sunlight: Partial sunlight to direct sunlight
Water: Water regularly, making sure the soil is moist but not water-logged.
Fertiliser: Keep the plant in good health by applying slow release fertilizer or diluted liquid fertilizer about 2-3 times a month.
Plant size: approx. 3cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: 8.5cmø x 7.5cmH
Pot type: Plant comes in brown landscape pot (with drainage hole)
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size.
Soil for Pilea Glaucophylla
Pilea glaucophylla can be grown in cactus & succulent soil mix. Make or buy a cactus & succulent pre-mix that include sand, perlite, expanded clay and other ingredients. A suitable soil needs to provide good drainage (not be water logged), hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
Terrariums are an ideal environment to grow Pilea glaucophylla plants due to the high humidity and moist soil conditions which the plants prefer. Using terrarium soil mixes with the plants in a terrarium will allow you to leave the plants up to a month without watering.
All plants depend on light for their survival, thus making sure your Pilea glaucophylla plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. In a container pot, group your plants with other plants of similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.