“Pilea” Genus

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Plants in this genus have the common name ‘Clearweed.’ There are at least 600 and 715 species in this genus. The genus belongs to the family Urticaceae which is the nettle family. However, it is a kinder, gentler family member since it doesn’t have the nettle associated with nettles. This genus occurs naturally throughout the tropics globally. Only Australia and New Zealand don’t have them in their habitat.

When domesticated, most members of this genus are used as hedge plants because they can fuse when planted closely together. Also, there is a good number of them that grow like creepers with variegated leaves. They can be grown as decorative plants in hanging baskets indoors. Some decorative plants have fern-like leaves and flowers that aren’t kept for their beauty but for other unique characteristics, such as the forceful expulsion of pollen from their anthers.

Pilea Plants On Succulent City

Pilea Depressa Image
Pilea Depressa
Pilea Glauca Image
Pilea Glauca
Pilea Cadierei Image
Pilea Cadierei
Pilea Mollis Image
Pilea Mollis
Pilea Aquamarine Image
Pilea Aquamarine
Pilea 'Baby Tears' Image
Pilea ‘Baby Tears’
Pilea Pumila Image
Pilea Pumila
Pilea Aluminum Image
Pilea Aluminum
Pilea Creeping Charlie Image
Pilea Creeping Charlie
Pilea Spruceana Image
Pilea Spruceana
Pilea Norfolk Image
Pilea Norfolk
Pilea Ellen Image
Pilea Ellen
Pilea Grandifolia Image
Pilea Grandifolia


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