The Friendship Plant ‘Pilea Involucrata’

Pilea Involucrata Image
FamilyUrticaceae.
GenusPilea.
Scientific NamePilea Involucrata.
Other NamesFriendship Plant.
Growth SeasonSpring and summer.
Preferred Temperature65°F to 75°F is the preferred temperature range, but it can survive above 50°F.
Hardiness ZoneUSDA Zone 11-12.
Average Mature Height & WidthThe average height is 10-12 inches, while the width is 6-12 inches.
DormancyThe Friendship Plant gets dormant in winter.
ToxicityIt is not toxic to pets and humans, even children.
The Friendship Plant ‘Pilea Involucrata’ Summary

Pilea Involucrata Physical Characteristics

This plant’s leaves are obovate and six inches long. They have brownish, silver, and green stripes. The leaves are purple on the underside, and the young ones are all reddish-brown. They are textured deeply, plump, and round. Its flowers are small and pink.

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Pilea Involucrata Care  

The plant, like other succulents, doesn’t require too much water. Soggy soil is probably the biggest danger to the succulent. Ensuring the soil pervious prevents waterlogging. The substrate should have high gravel content to allow water to pass through easily.

Water the plant more during the spring and summer growing seasons because it needs more water to support growth. Avoid watering in winter unless it shows clear signs of water distress. It is not necessary to feed this succulent with too much fertilizer. However, you can feed it twice during its growing season with a half-strength house plant.

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Plant Growth

Spring is the best time to propagate this plant, with stem cutting being the best method. You can trim the head of the stem to enable the plant to spread out and grow compact. This succulent doesn’t usually require repotting since it is slow growing. Nevertheless, you might need to repot it if you notice it getting root bound.

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