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Propagation and Care Tips for a Pilea Peperomioides:
A Pilea Peperomioides is a beautiful plant to own, they look amazing and are relatively easy to maintain. One part that can be quite difficult is its propagation. Here is a short guide on propagation and care tips for a Pilea Peperomioides.
There are two methods to propagate this plant:
- First select a healthy growth, a part of the stem with at least 2 leaves will work great.
- Use a sterilised knife to cut a portion of about 5cm.
- Place the cutting in a propagation medium. You can use coco coir, vermiculite, water.. Almost anything will work.
- Place in a warm place with indirect light.
- Wait.. wait.. wait some more. The rooting process should take around 3 weeks to a month. If you have a heat pad for the cuttings then this will take a much shorter time.
- Once you have some root growth, or even new plant material, transplant her into a new pot.
If you feel like it, place her into a multi-plant pot, just so she can have some friends as she grows up.
This method is slightly easier than the last but requires as much patience as the previous method.
- From the mother plants’ roots, there will be small shoots growing regularly. You can remove these when they have some leaves of their own, and then re-pot them to allow them to grow larger. You will need to carefully cut these babies from the root ball, use a sterilised knife for this. If your plant is well cared for, it should be producing these babies regularly, and can grow larger very quickly.
For a more visual explanation, please watch this video.
Care tips for a Pilea Peperomioides:
- Bright but indirect light.
- Temperature should be room-temp or higher, these are plants from Asia and need more heat.
- Change the soil once every few months.
- Water once every 4 days, check how your plant is doing with this schedule and change if needed. Soil should be moist but not wet.
- Check for pests frequently. Read this article if you find some!
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