Pilea peperomioides Care

Pilea Peperomioides is a very easy plant to care for and does not need a lot of maintenance. However, these tips can ensure that your plant looks healthy and beautiful for many years to come. 

Light: Indirect bright light. Avoid direct sunlight.

Water: Keep soil lightly damp, but not soggy. Water when the top of the soil feels dry.

Fertilizer: An All Purpose Plant Food such as the Optimara 20-5-10 is perfect for pilea. Use every other week. 

Repotting: Should you start to notice the pilea beginning to outgrow the pot, it may be time to repot the plant. A simple well-draining potting mix and a larger pot is all you need. Ensure that the larger pot has drainage holes so that the plant does not sit in soaking soil. Gently remove the pilea and plant it into the larger pot. Make sure that the bottom leaf stems are not covered by soil. (The exact potting mix used for all our plants is “Optimara Potting Soil”)

Droopy Plant after Shipping?: Don’t worry if your pilea looks especially droopy or drops a leaf or 2, after receiving it. If there is no other damage, this is simply the result of shipping stress on the plant. Put it in a bright place and water as usual. You should notice that the pilea perks up over the next week or two.