The Friendship Plant ‘Pilea Involucrata’

Pilea Involucrata Image
Scientific NamePilea Involucrata
Other NamesFriendship Plant
Growth SeasonSpring and summer
Preferred Temperature65oF to 75oF is the preferred temperature range but it can survive in temperatures above 50oF.
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 plump and round. They are textured deeply and the leaves are variegated. Its flowers are small and pink.

Pilea Involucrata Care  

The plant, like other succulents, doesn’t require too much water. In fact, 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 easily pass through.

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 with a half-strength house plant

fertilizer twice during its growing season.

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Plant Growth

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

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