- Pilea microphylla
The fine texture of this plant gives it a ferny appearance.The name comes from the way the plant ejects pollen from its small flowers. The diminutive size of the leaves and the plant make it a perfect fairy garden addition. Pinch it back to keep it bushy and smaller.
A medium light is best, such as in an east or west window.
Keep evenly moist, watering when the top of the potting medium feels dry. Do not keep it overly wet, as it easily rots.
Tiny greenish flowers are inconspicuous.
This grows 8 to 12 inches (20.3 to 30.5 cm) tall.
Propagate from stem cuttings potted in moist medium.
- Pilea microphylla ‘VARIEGATA’ – A cultivar with green, white, and pink leaves.