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FREE PILEA PLANT INFORMATION

Discover the delightful world of Pileas, a diverse family of plants that adds charm and cheer to any space, now available at The Jungle Collective. Often referred to as the “Friendship Plant,” Pileas are renowned for their playful appearance, featuring round, coin-like leaves that dance on slender stems. Native to tropical and subtropical regions, these charming plants thrive indoors and bring a touch of whimsy and joy to homes and offices. Their easy-going nature makes them perfect for both seasoned gardeners and those new to plant care. With the Pileas in your collection, you’re not just adding a plant; you’re embracing a symbol of friendship and community. Let the Pileas brighten your day and your décor, offering a daily dose of happiness and botanical delight!

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FAQ

Pileas are generally considered non-toxic to cats and dogs. However, it's always a good idea to monitor your pets around plants and consult with a veterinarian if you suspect any unusual behavior or symptoms after contact with Pilea or any other plant.

Browning or crispy leaves on Pileas can be a sign of underwatering, overwatering, low humidity, or exposure to direct sunlight. Check the soil moisture, adjust your watering routine, provide adequate humidity, and ensure the plant is not in direct sunlight to help prevent leaf browning.

Fertilize your Pilea every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer and follow the package instructions for proper dilution. Reduce or stop fertilization during the winter months when growth slows down.

Yes, Pileas can be propagated in water. Take stem cuttings with at least two nodes, remove the lower leaves, and place them in a container of water. Change the water every few days and wait for roots to develop before transferring the cuttings to soil.

To encourage bushier growth, you can pinch back the growing tips of your Pilea. This will stimulate branching and result in a fuller plant. Additionally, providing adequate light, proper watering, and regular fertilization will also promote healthy growth.

Pileas are primarily grown as indoor plants, but some species can tolerate outdoor conditions in mild climates. However, they are generally sensitive to cold temperatures, direct sunlight, and excessive moisture. If placing your Pilea outdoors, ensure it is protected from harsh elements and provide suitable light and temperature conditions.

To prevent legginess, make sure your Pilea receives sufficient bright, indirect light. Insufficient light can cause elongated stems and sparse foliage. Additionally, regular pruning and pinching back of leggy growth can help maintain a more compact and bushy appearance.

Pileas prefer a well-draining potting mix. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and a small amount of sand or orchid bark works well. This allows for good drainage while retaining some moisture. Avoid heavy, compacted soils that may cause waterlogging.

Drooping leaves on a Pilea can be a sign of underwatering or overwatering. Check the moisture level of the soil and adjust your watering accordingly. Additionally, ensure the plant is not exposed to extreme temperatures or drafts, as this can also cause leaf drooping.

Yes, you can grow different Pilea species together in the same pot, as long as their care requirements are similar. Ensure the pot is large enough to accommodate the growth of all the plants and that they receive adequate light, water, and nutrients.

Remember that individual Pilea species may have specific care needs, so it's always a good idea to research and understand the requirements of your particular Pilea variety. Regular observation, proper care, and addressing any issues promptly will help keep your Pileas healthy and thriving.

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Plants arrived in time frame stated, in healthy condition, packed well. Would order from the site again

7 months ago
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I enjoyed shopping at The Jungle Collective. They have a huge variety of unique and rare plants for decent prices. The plants arrived in great condition. Highly recommended!

8 months ago
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Cheryl Steele
Cheryl Steele
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Just love my new plants. They arrived in good condition and have settled in happily. Very pleased

1 year ago
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Roz
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First rate customer Service! We had issues with delivery but Gretchen turned around the experience and made sure we received our plant and pot holder! Everything was perfect!

6 months ago
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Great plants and great customer serviceI am very pleased with the customer service provided. My plants got delivered to a wrong address (by my mistake) and I wasn't able to get them back. I was sure that I lost my $200 worth of plants, but Gretchen from customer service was absolutely amazing and replaced my order. I was very impressed as I did not expect this to happen at all.
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