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How to Grow Aluminum Plant - Care and Maintenance


Pilea cadierei

The Aluminum plant is popular, for it's attractive, bushy foliage, and easy to care nature. It makes for a great house plant.

Native to China and Vietnam, the Aluminum plant is grown primarily for its green and silver (aluminum) leaves. On occasion, the plant will produce small, plain flowers.

Lifespan: about 4 years

Ideal Room Temperature: 60 - 75 degrees Farenheit.

Humidity: Normal


Propagating Aluminum Plants:

Aluminum plants are grown from cuttings. For use as a houseplant, take a cutting and root the cutting in water. If grown outdoors, take cuttings in the spring.


How to Grow Aluminum Plants:

The aluminum plant is easy to grow and care for.

Select a pot or container that fits your room decor. It should have holes in the bottom for good drainage. It likes a sandy soil that drains well.

The soil should be moist, not wet. Allow the surface of the soil to dry between watering.

This plant grow best in bright, indirect light conditions.

Important: Too much direct sunlight can burn the leaves.

Aluminum plants do not need a lot of fertilizer. For best results fertilize every 2-3 months. Or, use fertilizer spikes.

If you are going to grow an Aluminum plant outdoors, treat it as an annual. Or, bring it indoors in the fall. It will succumb to frost and freeze. Protect the plant from cold and frost, or bring it indoors in cold weather.

The plants look their best when pruned from time to time. Some growers, remove flower buds, before they open, providing more energy to leaf growth and health. Use a sharp knife or pruning shears. Remove dead or sickly leaves on regular basis. Remove other leaves, to shape the plant. Cut the stem at the base of the main stalk.

For house plants, mist leaves in dry conditions.

Transplant to larger pots as needed, before it gets root bound.


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