Pilea, Variegated Artillery Plant 'Variegata'

Pilea microphylla

Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Pilea (py-LEE-uh) (Info)
Species: microphylla (my-kro-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Groundcovers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Dunedin, Florida

Cumberland, Maryland

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 10, 2019, Pastelite from Kissimmee, FL wrote:

I paid $4 for a nursery plant from Walmart about 2 years ago. Soon I was sorry I hadn't bought two. I had it in full Florida sun in the ground where it flourished. I moved it to a large pot and it continued to do well until I noticed it started thinning and yellowing.

I had forgotten to put drainage holes in the planter and thankfully it rebounded quite well after some struggle. I only found out it's name today and I'm surprised to see it can grow in dim light or shade.

I do not get much of the pink color, but It has continued to flourish and grow and I absolutely love this plant.

Negative

On Apr 24, 2010, dermoidhome from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

It is a lovely plant, but there was no joy for me with this plant in south Louisiana (8B). Though it was shaded (high shade) and cared for, it faded within 2 months of being planted.

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