Crinkle Pilea

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  • Easy Care Foliage Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12 inches
  • Pet Safe

Crinkle Pilea (Pilea nummulariifolia) is an easy-to-care-for tropical foliage plant. The heavily textured foliage grows and spreads, making it easy to understand the other common name of Creeping Charlie Plant. Crinkle Pilea is an excellent plant for beginning houseplant gardeners who may be likely to either neglect the plant or give it too much love.  

Best Locations For Growing Crinkle Pilea

Crinkle Pilea should be placed in the brightest and warmest room of the house. Often this is a bathroom or kitchen. The trailing habit of the mature plant makes it an excellent choice to grow in a hanging basket or on a shelf where this plant can ramble and sprawl.

Crinkle Pilea Sunlight Requirements

Pilea grows well in most light levels from indirect bright to medium light. East, south, or west-facing windows are ideal, although this is a good plant for growing under artificial lights in a basement or other area with very low lighting. 

Crinkle Pilea Care

Crinkle Pilea likes to be repotted on a regular basis. Fresh soil helps these plants remain vigorous growers. Only go up one or two pot sizes when repotting Pilea. Too large a pot will keep the soil wet longer, encouraging root rot and pest infestations. Regular pinching of the branch tips stimulates bushy growth and provides cuttings for propagation. The stems readily form roots when started in water.

Watering Crinkle Pilea

Pilea prefers to have its soil dry out in between waterings. Water the pot thoroughly when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. Discard any excess water standing in saucers or cache pots. Pilea enjoys moderate levels of humidity, around 40%. Supplemental humidity may be needed in winter when houses are drier and warmer. 

Feeding Crinkle Pilea

Pilea does not require heavy fertilizing but does appreciate regular nutrition. Adding a slow-release, balanced granular houseplant food to the potting soil is the easiest way to fertilize. When Pilea is repotted in the spring, mix the manufacturer's recommended amount into the soil

Crinkle 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: Moderate
Habit: Mounded
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 1-2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green, White
Flower Shade/Description: White Greenish
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Shiny, Crinkley, Bright-Green Leaves
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%
Common Name: Crinkle Pilea
Other Name(s): Creeping Charlie, Crinkle, Birds Nest, Swedish Ivy
Scientific Name: Pilea nummulariifolia 'Crinkle'
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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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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.

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