Aluminum Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Granville, OH
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Question by jfarran
May 16, 2001
I saw a plant in someone's yard that I am not familiar with. The only name the owner knows it by is an Aluminum Plant. I cannot find it listed in any of my sources. It is low growing and likes shade. It had a varigated leaf and a yellow bloom. The more sun it gets, the more silver the leaves turn. Can you tell me anything about this plant? It probably has another name. Thank you.

Answer from NGA
May 16, 2001
There is a houseplant called Aluminum Plant that would meet that description, the Latin name is Pilea. It could certainly be grown as a summer season annual but would not be hardy outdoors over the winter. I can not think of another hardy perennial (or a woody plant) that would meet that description.

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