A Pilea cadierei Guide

Meet the Pilea cadierei, a plant so unique and radiant, it's commonly known as the Aluminium Plant. This perennial herb is a true gem, adding a touch of glamour to any room with its ash and olive leaves streaked with silver.

Pilea cadierei

Deep Shade To Dappled Sunlight

Tolerates both low light and softly filtered light.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Significant Human Health Risks

This plant is toxic and may cause severe health issues.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Pilea cadierei

The Aluminium Plant is a compact beauty, standing proud at about 9 to 12 inches tall and spreading out to a width of 6 to 9 inches. Its leaves are its main attraction, ornamental in nature and boasting a stunning color palette of ash, olive, and streaks of silver that give it its metallic moniker.

Did you know that the Aluminium Plant is a bit of a diva? It's a bit venomous, so it's best to keep it out of reach of curious pets and children.

Also known as

Aluminium Plant
Aluminum Plant

Our design recommendations

This plant is a star indoors, making it a perfect addition to your collection of room plants. It's a great choice if you're looking to add a touch of elegance and intrigue to your indoor garden.