Pilea (Pilea spp.)

Pilea Plant Features

Pilea is an easy-to-grow houseplant that offers unique leaves often variegated or highly textured, making it standout from other plants in your collection. Pilea a wonderful accent to other indoor plants, but makes a great centerpiece on its own, especially when grown in a dark or metallic container. Its small size also makes pilea an excellent choice for terrariums.

Most pilea varieties grow well on tabletops, counter tops, or other surfaces -- but are also fantastic choices for hanging baskets and other planters. 

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Pilea Growing Instructions

Grow pilea it in a spot that has medium light for best results. However, this small, easy-care houseplant thrives in brightly lit situations and also tolerates low light. Pilea is wonderfully versatile!

Water pilea enough to let the top inch or so of the soil dry between waterings. Like most houseplants, it's better to keep pilea a bit too dry than a bit too wet. It appreciates abundant relative humidity; group it with other houseplants to increase the amount of moisture in the air or grow this small houseplant in a terrarium. 

Note: Pilea is not meant for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Low light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors




  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Our favorite varieties

Aluminum Plant

Aluminum Plant

Pilea cadierei minima

Aluminum plant is a small, easy-to-grow indoor plant that has green leaves marked with metallic-silver variegation.

Glauca Pilea

Glauca Pilea

Pilea libanensis

An adorable groundcover, glauca pilea has small green leaves that have a silvery-blue sheen. It's also sold as Pilea glauca.

Friendship Plant

Friendship Plant

Pilea involucrata

Friendship plant is an easy houseplant that has green leaves with a fantastic texture and that are flushed with rich bronzy purple.

Artillery Plant

Artillery Plant

Pilea microphylla

Artillery plant is a small houseplant with tiny green leaves. It's ideal for terrariums and dish gardens!

Moon Valley Friendship Plant

Moon Valley Friendship Plant

Pilea involucrata 'Moon Valley'

A fantastic houseplant, Moon Valley friendship plant has fantastic textured leaves flushed with reddish purple.

Silver Tree Pilea

Silver Tree Pilea

Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree'

Silver Tree pilea has intriguing purple-brown leaves streaked with metallic silver in the center.

Norfolk Friendship Plant

Norfolk Friendship Plant

Pilea spruceana 'Norfolk'

This easy houseplant offers bronze-brown leaves marked playfully with silver.

Dark Mystery Pilea

Dark Mystery Pilea

Pilea 'Dark Mystery'

Dark Mystery pilea is an intriguing plant that has highly textured, chocolate-brown leaves accented by a broad silvery stripe running up the center of each leaf. It's a low, mounding variety that works well in terrariums.