It belongs to the nettle family Urticaceae and is native to China and Vietnam.
While this plant is grown for its distinct foliage, it does produce small green flowers. The flowers appear in clusters in Spring and are scentless.
The aluminum plant makes a nice addition to any spot in your home.
The Pilea Cadierei will fight your other plants for a bright spot that receives a good amount of indirect sunlight.
Allow the top of the soil to dry out before re-watering. As a guide this might be a full wetting of all the soil every week during the growing season and much less during winter.
WE RECOMMEND PLANTING IN...
When choosing a pot for this Pilea increase your pot size by 3-5cm to allow extra room for the plant to grow and to avoid frequent re-potting. This 9.5cm Cadierei would ideally be re-potted into a small sized Gro-Pot
or Oblique pot with in-built Saucer
** Please note all of our plants are hand selected for their quality and health. The Peperomia you receive may not be the exact one pictured but it will be of equal quality - we promise!