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Scientific Name: Pilea cadierei
Pronunciation: PILL-ee-uh kad-eye-ER-ee-eye
Common Name: aluminum plant
Family Name: Urticaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves elliptic to obovate, toothed, dark green with four rows of upraised silver patches on either side of the main veins, up to 7 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (Vietnam)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
aluminum plant
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible, Succulent
Surfaces: Lustrous, Rugose
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Crenate

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, White
Flower Time at Peak: Can flower any month
Additional Info: Rarely flowers indoors
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Unlikely to form on indoor plants
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mealybugs, Mites, Root rot,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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