How to grow Pilea involucrata

Pilea involucrata growing subshrub of the genus Pilea also known as Friendship plant, Pilea involucrate perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for the colorful leaves, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11b+.

Leaves color green, purple, red, black or multicolor in oval shape and on the leaves it’s like scale skin.

Pilea involucrata flower

Flower color white or pink, small flowers in star shape grow in clusters

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How to grow Pilea involucrata growing and care:

Humidity, moist soil, rich, don’t let the soil dry

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Bulbs / Geophyte / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft vegetative reproduction?
No, but in order to get specific color it’s the best way

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
15-30cm, 6-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Small white or pink flowers in star shape grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Pilea involucrata

How to grow Pilea involucrata

Pilea involucrata plant care

Pilea involucrata


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Black leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13