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ALUMINUM PLANT (Pilea cadierei)


This lovely plant with the silver tracing on its leaves is a wonderful house plant or terrarium specimen. It is still occasionally sold as an aquarium plant, but will not survive for long under water.

Common Name:     Aluminum plant

Family Name:          Urticaceae

Native To:                Vietnam

Lighting:                 Moderate

Requirements:         Does very well in a well watered terrarium

Growth Form:         Stem 

Growth Rate:          Moderate 

True Aquatic:          Terrarium plant 

Placement in Tank:  Mid ground, and will need trimming to remain bushy and full 

Available As:             Bunch