Houseplants forum: Please help me. My Pilea Peperomioides won't grow and the leaves are falling!

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kupouzar
Dec 3, 2016 5:15 AM CST
Hello,
I'm totally hopeless. I don't know what to do. My pilea stopped growing about two months ago and since that, plant started dropping leaves. It is on a good place, not over-fertilized, nor over-watered. Please help me. I don't know what's going on... Crying Crying
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Dec 3, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Yours is a very tiny plant with a tiny root system. It is in a relatively large pot with what appears to be a heavy potting mix that lacks porosity (perlite). All of that adds up to a strong likelihood that the roots are not getting enough oxygen. At this point, repotting and replacing the soil would probably be too traumatic, so I recommend that you allow the soil to dry deeper into the pot before adding a small amount of water. Keep it warm and in a sunny location. Do not fertilize it.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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kupouzar
Dec 3, 2016 9:07 AM CST
Thank you very much! I'll put it on a window. By the way, the potting mix is only peat. And yes. I didn't add any perlite to it. How often should I water the plant? Smiling
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Dec 14, 2016 3:39 PM CST
Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry out before adding just enough water so that it reaches that level of dryness again in about a week.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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