Bronze Pilea

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Hoping to add some character to a somewhat dull space in your home or office? Bronze Pilea, with its wrinkled texture and delicately crimped edges, is a superior option. The leaves of this herbaceous perennial, otherwise known as Pilea spruceana and Pilea ‘Bronze’, feature silver streaks of lightning supported by bronze backgrounds that melt into basil green and plum as the foliage matures. Low maintenance, pet friendly, and humidity tolerant, this gorgeous South American original is also an evergreen, so with it soon resting atop a desk or table, that boring spot in your home or office will be inviting all year long. 

Best Locations For Growing Bronze Pilea

A tropical native, Bronze Pilea adores humidity and warm temperatures. Maintaining this perennial in the range of 50% to 70% humidity and temperatures between 65° to 85° will keep this plant happy year-round.  A bathroom or kitchen would be a superb spot to maintain this perennial. Plus, this pilea is nontoxic to people and pets, so you don’t have to worry about curious little hands or paws reaching out to touch its leaves. 

Bronze Pilea Sunlight Requirements

Bronze Pilea prefers bright to medium indirect light. Choose a room with an east, west, or north-facing window. Access to medium indirect light will improve its variegated markings and encourage bushier growth. 

Bronze Pilea Care

Choose a 6-inch pot for your Bronze Pilea’s new home. Plant it in aerated, acidic, loamy soil that drains well. An average potting soil amended with peat moss/coco coir/perlite will improve richness and drainage. Repot the pilea when it grows twice its size, normally every one or two years. 

Low maintenance, this striking perennial does not require frequent pruning. Simply trim any diseased, damaged, or dead leaves as they appear. If you desire a bushier plant, you can also trim foliage for shape.

Watering Bronze Pilea

Water Bronze Pilea one time per week; however, to avoid developing fungal disease and to encourage growth, do a moisture check prior to watering. If the top 1 to 2 inches of soil are dry, then water. If not, wait a day or two to check again. Additionally, if you notice wilting leaves, a sign of dehydration, water until the top 1 to 2 inches are sufficiently moist. 

Feeding Bronze Pilea

Feed Bronze Pilea one time during the spring and summer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer at a quarter of the strength recommended by the manufacturer.

Bronze Pilea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Mounded
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 6-12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Purple, Silver
Foliage Description: Crinkley Purple and Silver
Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%
Common Name: Bronze Pilea
Other Name(s): Bronze Pilea
Scientific Name: Pilea spruceana 'Bronze'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

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