Creeping Charlie (Pilea nummulariifolia)

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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 12 inches or 30 cm
Plant Spread: 12 inches or 30 cm
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Paraty, SE BrazilDate: 2017-01-24Lovely roof cover!
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Location: Rain Forest, Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-01-26
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Location: Rain Forest, Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-01-26
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Comments:
Posted by CarolineScott (Calgary - Zone 4a) on Jan 18, 2017 11:59 AM

This plant can be confused with a Plectranthus , the Swedish Ivy plant.
They are both referred to as Creeping Charlie.

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Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 2, 2018 7:28 PM

The common name for this plant in Brazil is "Pega-Rapaz".

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