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...
Name: Will Creed NYC Prof. plant consultant & educator
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.
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