How To Grow Pilea


Pileas (Pilea spp.) are easy to grow and there’s a Pilea to suit every taste! Available as annuals or perennials, in creeping or erect forms, with variable colours, foliage, shapes and textures. These compact plants look great when grown as individual plants but are particularly attractive when grouped with other small plants in settings like terrariums. Great for any indoor space.

Position – Indoors in a well lit spot away from direct sunlight
Water – Water regularly during the warmer months allowing the potting mix to dry slightly between watering. Water sparingly during winter.
Soil – Yates Premium Potting Mix
When To Grow – Throughout the year

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a warm spot indoors that is well lit but away from direct sunlight or draught.
Step 2 – Fill the pot with Yates Premium Potting Mix, specially formulated to suit indoor and outdoor plants.
Step 3 – Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4 – Position in a hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well keeping the water away from the leaves.
Step 5 – After the intial water, water regularly allowing the potting mix to dry slightly between watering. Water sparingly during winter.
Step 6 – Feed the plant fortnightly from Spring to Autumn with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food. This fertiliser promotes strong root development and healthy foliage growth. No feeding is required during the winter months.

Growing Tips


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