Ask a Question forum: New leaves on my Pilea Peperomioides are lighter around edges.

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Dorset, England
Camilla1991
May 17, 2018 1:33 AM CST
Hi, i have noticed that the new leaves on my Pilea Peperomioides are slightly lighter than the rest. My initial thought is not enough light. It is currently in a south facing window. Thanks!
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bumplbea
May 17, 2018 2:07 AM CST
I've never seen that plant before. It's a Chinese money plant. I peaked on the Internet for the common name. I could use a money plant , to buy more plants. Smiling
The leaves are showing water stress, either over or under watering.
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Camilla1991
May 17, 2018 2:34 AM CST
I'm not sure whether I'm over or under watering. It's only the new leaves, old leaves are perfectly fine. Perhaps I will let it dry out even more next time before watering, I always let it get pretty dry though Confused
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WillC
May 17, 2018 5:14 AM CST
I don't see a problem. New leaves are often a lighter color when they emerge but gradually become darker green.

Protect it from more than an hour or so of direct sun falling on the plant. Allow the top half-inch of soil to dry before watering thoroughly. Use distilled or filtered water if your tap water is hard.
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
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MindiHammerstone
May 17, 2018 8:25 AM CST
I was a container plant over waterer. Then found out the finger trick. Put your finger in the soil, if it's damp don't water. If it comes out dry then water. 😀 then there's no guessing.

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