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Pilea cadierei            Family: Urticaceae   (Nettle)          
Aluminum Plant, Watermelon Pilea


Picture of Pilea cadierei

 Photography by: Dr. Edward F. Gilman

Type: Perennial
Hardiness range: 10A - 11
Height: 6" to 12" / 15cm to 30cm
Spread: n/a
Growth rate: Fast
Exposure: Full shade to partial shade or partial sun
Persistence: Evergreen
Bloom color: White
Bloom season: Early Summer to Early Fall
Leaf color: Green, silvery, variegated
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Moist
Soil pH requirements: Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type: Sandy, clay, loamy
Form: Rounded, spreading or horizontal
Landscape uses: Container, erosion control, ground cover, massing, woodland garden
Attributes and features: Attractive foilage, naturalizing


Pilea cadierei

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