- Easy-Care Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3-10 inches
- Pet Safe
The Sao Paulo Pilea is teeming with small, dark-green leaves that grow along topsy-turvy vines. This plant has a compact growth habit, but it is sure to be noticed thanks to its big personality. Also known as Baby Toes or Depressed Clearweed, the Sao Paulo Pilea loves extra moisture in the air but is otherwise easy to maintain. Medium sunlight is best, making this Pilea a great plant to brighten up a spot that does not receive a lot of sunlight.
Best Locations For Growing Sao Paulo Pilea
Light and humidity are the guiding factors when selecting a spot for the Sao Paulo Pilea. Medium sunlight and increased humidity are best. Kitchens and bathrooms typically have increased moisture in the air and are good locations. The compact size ensures this plant can fit on a countertop and add greenery to a space.
Sao Paulo Pilea Sunlight Requirements
This darling plant thrives in medium sunlight. An east-facing window is a good spot that will provide plenty of sunlight. Too much light can burn the fleshy foliage, while plants in low light may become leggy.
Sao Paulo Pilea Care
The Sao Paulo Pilea is completely happy to be rootbound. Let this plant stay in a small pot so the roots will be confined and unable to spread out. When it is time to repot, just freshen up the soil, but stick with a pot that keeps the roots snug.
Watering Sao Paulo Pilea
This plant has medium water needs and typically needs a drink weekly, depending on the humidity and light levels. Feel the soil, and water the Sao Paulo Pilea when the top couple of inches of soil are dry. Let water drain from the pot, so the roots are not sitting in standing water. Brown spots on the foliage are a sign of overwatering.
Feeding Sao Paulo Pilea
Feed the Sao Paulo Pilea using a balanced, all-purpose plant food. Water-soluble fertilizer is a good option because it can be applied during a normal watering session and can be evenly absorbed by the roots. Feed the Pilea every two weeks when the plant is actively growing.
Sao Paulo 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|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 3-10 inches|
|Mature Spread: 16 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: White, Pink|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Temperature: 55° - 80°F (13° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Above Average to High (60% - 100%)|
|Common Name: Sao Paulo Pilea|
|Other Name(s): Baby Toes, Depressed Clearweed|
|Scientific Name: Pilea depressa 'Sao Paulo'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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.
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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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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.
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