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Growing aluminum plants (Pilea cadierei) is easy and will add additional appeal to the home with pointed leaves splashed in a metallic silver. The individual leaves grow from the ground to their standard size, branching out in an umbrella fashion. These leaves are the plant's beauty. The silver patterning on each leaf is unique, creating a beautiful tapestry of different shapes on the overall plant.
Clay Sand Mix
Water Soluble Fertilizer
Every 12-13 Month
1. Grow the aluminum plant in moist, well-drained soil. The aluminum plant prefers loamy soil that has an alkaline, acidic or neutral pH.
2. Give the aluminum plant at least four hours of direct sunlight per day.
3. Water the aluminum plant when the first 1/4 inch of the soil feels dry. If growing in a container, stop watering when water drips from the drainage holes.
4. Fertilize the aluminum plant once a month during the growing season. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
5. Check the roots of a container-grown aluminum plant every spring, when new growth begins. If the roots appear tightly compacted, transplant the plant into a larger container.
1. Add beauty to the garden
1. Stems should be trimmed back to half their length in the spring in order to encourage healthy, continued growth.
2. Apply fertilizer only when Pilea houseplants have damp soil; application when soil is dry may damage roots.
1. Do not permit water to stand in the saucer underneath the plant.
2. Do not permit this plant to be exposed to overly bright or direct sunlight. Too much sun will burn the leaves and cause the green parts to turn brown.