Pilea Cadierei Nana (Aluminium Plant)
(Urticaceae) origin: tropical America
A dwarf variety that has replaced the larger P. cadierei in popularity. It grows as a low bush, and its leaves are l1 to 2 in. long and about 1 in. across. They are dark green with bright silver markings on the raised areas of the quilted surface. A vigorous grower that requires regular feeding.
If growth becomes straggly, cut well back with scissors and pinch out the growing tips to keep the plant bushy. Keep in a semi-shaded or shaded position out of strong light, and water liberally. Will tolerate temperatures down to 45° F. (7° C.) and a variety of conditions.