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This compact, shrub-like pilea likes higher humidity and is the perfect candidate for well-lighted bathrooms.
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Aluminum Plant, or Watermelon Pilea, leaves are dark green like a watermelon rind, with splashes of silver between the veins. This attractive, compact house plant prefers a bit more humidity than others, so put it in a well-lighted bathroom or mist it periodically. It likes to dry out between waterings, however, so don't let it sit in water. If the stems seem to be getting too leggy, don't be afraid to pinch them back halfway.
|Common Name||Aluminum Plant, Watermelon Pilea, Watermelon Plant|
|Mature Size||12" tall and up to 12" wide|
|Optimum Temperature||60°-75° F|
|Characteristics||House plant, mildly toxic to pets|
|Light||Well-lit room, no direct sun|
|Water||Water thoroughly when surface soil is dry|
|Uses||Houseplant, indoor container planters|
|Photos||Real images, not stock photos|