Scientific Name: Pilea involucrata ( syn. Pilea mollis )
Common Name: friendship plant
Family Name: Urticaceae
Origin: Caribbean Island, Central America, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 11: (above 4 °C)
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Weeping
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Exposure: Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Heavily veined, Rugose, Elliptic, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Pink, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Achene, Green, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
A bushy trailing plant; leaves ovate, toothed, heavily textured, dark green with dark bronze undertones and often light green edges, undersides are typically dark red, to 8cm long.