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Scientific Name: Pilea depressa
Pronunciation: PILL-ee-uh dih-PRESS-uh
Common Name: artillery plant, giant baby's tears
Family Name: Urticaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, rounded, thick, scalloped towards the apex, bright green, mostly <1 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:< 0.1m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Caribbean Island, South America, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
artillery plant, giant baby's tears
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Rugose
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Attenuate, Obtuse
Margins: Crenate, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Can flower any month
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Unlikely to form on indoor plants
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots

Propagation: Division - above ground parts, Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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