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How to care for a Pilea Spruceana plantPilea Spruceana have bronze, textured leaves with silver stripes. They are super easy to care for as long as they're kept out of direct sun. They are also great plants for terrariums!
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- Every 2 years
- Bright, indirect light
- Once a month
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Pilea Spruceana are native to Central and South America.
Pilea Spruceana are low air purifiers.
Pilea Spruceana are non-toxic to pets.
Pilea Spruceana like moist soil and should be watered once the top half inch of soil is dry. They may need less frequent watering during the winter when their growth slows. They also benefit from regular misting to help boost humidity.
Pilea Spruceana like bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves.
Fertilize once a month during the spring and summer with an all purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer.
Pilea Spruceana need to be repotted when they start to outgrow their pot, this is usually every two years.
Encourage healthy leaf growth by pruning to half of the stem's normal length once a year. This helps prevent the plant from getting too leggy.
Pilea Spruceana are susceptible to common houseplant pests such as thrips, spider mites, scale, and aphids so keep an eye out for creepy crawly friends. They can also be affected by bacterial and fungal leaf spot, so while misting helps boost humidity, make sure the leaves are able to dry off before you mist again.