Growing guide

How to grow pilea

These foliage houseplants have become firm favourites, being easy to grow and diverse in appearance. They have smooth or crinkled leaves, sometimes coloured or variegated, but many are subtle shades of green, creating a relaxing atmosphere in any room.

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Quick facts

  • Easy-to-grow houseplants suitable for most indoor places

  • Several species are available, with attractive foliage

  • Tolerant of a range of indoor temperatures

  • Grow best in bright light, but not direct sun

  • Some prefer higher humidity

  • Avoid overwatering

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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