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Pilea Friendship Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Low
  • - Space Required: 16 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Pilea Friendship Houseplant
Plant Features

The Pilea Friendship Plant, often simply referred to as Pilea, is a charming and popular houseplant known for its quirky and attractive foliage. This plant is part of the Pilea genus, which includes several varieties, but the one commonly known as the Friendship Plant is typically Pilea involucrata. It features small, round, and often bushy leaves that can have a deep green color, sometimes with a silvery or bronzy sheen. The leaves' texture can vary, with some having a quilted or crinkled appearance. Its ease of propagation, where small offshoots can be shared among friends (hence its common name), makes it a favorite in the plant community.

When caring for the Pilea Friendship Plant, some common issues can include browning or crispy leaf edges, often a sign of low humidity or underwatering. Yellowing leaves may indicate overwatering or poor drainage. Insufficient light can lead to leggy growth, whereas too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. This plant enjoys high humidity, so regular misting or placing it in a humid environment, like a kitchen or bathroom, can be beneficial. It's also important to check for pests such as aphids or spider mites.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level Medium (mist every 2-3 days)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level No Thumb (plants will tolerate neglect)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 6-12 inches
Mature Spread 6-12 inches
Habit Mounded
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes