Pilea Peperomioides ‘Sugar’ Baby – The Cutting Shop

£4.99

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The Pilea Sugar comes from Southern China. The foliage on the Sugar is what is making this lovely plant come into demand. The lovely round flat coin shaped leaves are a rich green with speckling of white variegation which is different on every leaf of the plant making every plant individual and like no other. The Pilea is also know as the money plant or pancake plant. The Sugar can grow under the correct care to 12 inches high!

It is non-toxic to animals and humans.

Fully grown ethically and sustainably in house by us – Silver Roots

Light

Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West- or East-facing windows are great for these or even a spot further away from a very sunny window.

 

Watering

Medium demand – Before you water always feel the soil the top layer should be dry before giving more water. This plant loves water but does not want their roots to live in water, so water well and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.

Water type unsensitive – Normal tap water is fine for this plant.

 

Temperature

These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 18°C-25°C

 

Fertilising

Growth period – The growth period for this plant is spring/summer.

In optimal conditions, it should be fertilised during the growth period because this will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth. You can use a diluted liquid fertiliser or sprinkle a solid fertiliser (Silver Soil Booster) on top of the soil. Always follow the product instructions.

Resting period – The growth period for this plant is autumn/winter.

Only fertilise this plant in its resting period  if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves) and use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose. Most plants will go dormant in and stop growing so will not need fertilisation. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant it won’t absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.

 

Humidity

Normal humidity – This plant is okay with normal humidity. If you find your house is really dry you can increase humidity by using pebble trays under your pots, by grouping plants close together, by misting in the morning and of course using a humidifier.

 

Soil

Standard houseplant mix – You want the soil to be moist but well-draining. Try 2 parts coco coir or potting mix and 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out to quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.

 

Toxicity

Non toxic.

 

As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.

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