Pilea Aluminum

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If you’re looking for a houseplant that adds elegance and shimmer to your indoor space, Pilea Aluminum is the perfect choice. This plant has gained popularity worldwide among enthusiasts with its distinctive metallic silver stripes adorning its leaves. When I first found out about this plant, I was in love. Let’s see what I can find here!

Appearance and Features

Pilea Aluminum, scientifically known as Pilea Cadierei, stands out with its striking foliage pattern. The heart-shaped leaves are glossy and feature stunning silver markings that resemble delicate brushstrokes. These metallic stripes create a shimmering effect, making Pilea Aluminum a unique and eye-catching addition to any indoor setting. The plant has a compact growth habit, making it ideal for tabletops, shelves, or as part of a green ensemble.

Cultivation and Care

Caring for Pilea Aluminum is relatively straightforward, making it suitable for plant enthusiasts of all levels. Here are some essential care tips to help your succulent thrive:

  • Light: prefers a well-lit spot near a window (or a place with window blinds for filtered light) is ideal.
  • Temperature: This plant thrives in average room temperatures from 15°C to 24°C. Please protect it from cold drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • Watering: Only water when you see the soil is 90% dry or completely dry. Apply every step here if you need more details.
  • Humidity: appreciates higher humidity levels. Placing a small tray filled with water near the plant will help.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix for your Pilea Aluminum. Also, it would help if you chose a pot with drainage holes.
  • Fertilization: Following the manufacturer’s instructions, feed your plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Please avoid over-fertilization at all costs!
  • Propagation: Pilea Aluminum can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with a few leaves, remove the lower leaves, and place it in moist soil or water until roots develop.
  • Maintenance: Regularly remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to maintain the plant’s appearance and health. Pinch back the tips to encourage bushier growth.

DO YOU KNOW? Caring (propagating, pruning/trimming, beheading, watering, …) is a set of skills that is widely applicable to succulents. Read the in-depth guide here >>

Richard Miller – Succulent City

A Short Summary

Pilea Aluminum is a stunning houseplant with metallic silver stripes that bring elegance to any indoor space. Its easy-care nature and captivating appearance make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts. Embrace the beauty of Pilea Aluminum and elevate your indoor oasis. The next (or previous) Pilea plant is right below 🙂

Succulent City chief editor


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Hey everyone! Welcome to Succulent City! We are all about succulents, cacti, and a bit about air plants. Ten years back, in 2013, we began the journey with succulents. It started as a simple hobby, crafting and selling charming succulent-themed pins and decorations. But as time passed, our fascination with these remarkable plants grew, and we gained extensive knowledge about them. Therefore, Succulent City is the blog as you see it is now. Enjoy your visit and happly planting!

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