General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Aluminum Plant
  • Watermelon Pilea

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Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-05-12
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-08-31
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04

Date: 2021-02-03
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2018-03-04

Date: 2021-09-12
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
In shade
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-08-31

Date: 2021-02-03
Location: Botanical Garden University Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-10-23

Date: 2021-02-04

photo credit: Fanghong
Location: Holmes Beach FL
Date: 2015-01-26
Location: Banff, Canada | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-31
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-08 
Pilea cadierei 'Minima' (Dwarf Aluminum Plant)
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
In shade
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
in sun
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-07-30

Date: 2021-02-04

Date: 2015-03-05

Date: 2015-03-05

Date: 2015-03-05
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
In shade
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
in sun
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
in sun
Photo by ljones26
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: Botanical Garden University Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-10-23
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
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