Friendship Plant, Panamiga
Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'

Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Pilea (py-LEE-uh) (Info)
Species: involucrata (in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Norfolk

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Miami, Florida

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 20, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a lovely cultivar; more colorful than the species. It is easy to grow if left alone in semi-shade. Don't let it dry out, though.