The Moon Valley Pilea or Pilea Mollis is native to Central and South America. Its common name, Moon Valley Pilea, is inspired by its deeply dimpled leaves – thought to look like the craters and valleys on the moon. The leaves are bushy in nature and are typically a bright yellow-green with dark copper veins. The leaves will grow to about two inches in length. The plant itself will remain relatively small, never reaching more than 12 inches in height, which makes it suitable for windowsills and tabletops. While it doesn’t need much sunlight to thrive, it does prefer humid environments.
Bright indirect light. Tolerates medium light. Not suited for intense, direct sunlight.
Water once or twice a week. Keep evenly moist, watering as soon as soil begins to dry out.
Tolerates average home humidity. Prefers high humidity.
Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Moon Valley Pilea is comfortable
Remains fairly small; usually won’t reach over 12”.
SYMPTOM: Gray browning of leaves
CAUSE: Too cold or too little light
CAUSE: Under watered
Not known to be toxic. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.
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