The Uncommonly Charming Houseplant

Meet the Pilea Involucrata, a plant that doesn't need a common name to make a big impression. This little gem is the perfect addition to any indoor garden, bringing a touch of the tropics right into your living room.

Pilea involucrata

Dappled Sunlight

Specific light requirements are not available.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

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.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Pilea involucrata

The Pilea Involucrata is a small but mighty plant, standing at a height of 6 to 12 inches and spreading out 3 to 12 inches wide. Its leaves are a stunning combination of sunlit, verdant, and mauve hues, while its flowers bloom in a lovely shade of coral pink. However, don't expect any fruit from this plant - it's all about the foliage.

Did you know that the Pilea Involucrata is also known as the 'Friendship Plant'? It's because it's so easy to propagate and share with friends!

Our design recommendations

As a domestic plant, the Pilea Involucrata is perfect for indoor gardening. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers a spot with indirect light. It's a great choice for adding a pop of color to your living room, office, or even your bathroom!