Pilea Glauca 'Greysy'
The Pilea ‘Greysy’ is cute-as-a-button. It has a dense mop of tiny grey-green leaves that trail over the edge of the pot.
I have tiny round leaves that come together to form a frothy mound. I am easy to care for and a good air purifier, so a good desk plant.
Growing pot size: 12cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 15-20cm
Key Benefits — Calm and Relax!
Modern life is constantly over-stimulating our bodies and minds. Studies have proven that a good way to ease every day's commotion is to surround ourselves with plants. Even if you are lacking space, little plants like the Pilea ‘Greysy’ can help!
Plant Care Tips: The Pilea 'Greysy'
The Pilea ‘Greysy’ comes from the tropical Americas so it likes a bright spot. It can withstand some direct sun but not in the height of summer. During winter, water it with rain or distilled water if the top 1-inch of soil is dry. In spring and summer, keep the soil moist but never let it sit in water.
The Pilea 'Greysy' Story
This adorable plant will occasionally produce small subtle flowers, and when watered they occasionally burst open and shoot pollen into the air! Because of this, it has received the nickname of Grey Artillery Plant.
Where is it from?
Not much is known about its ancestry but it is thought to originate between Central and South America.
Who is the Pilea 'Greysy'?
An evergreen plant from the Urticaceae family, the Pilea Greysy is also known as Pilea Silver Sparkle, Grey Baby Tears, Red-stemmed Pilea and Grey Artillery Plant.
Good For You!
- Compassion: Regular interaction with your houseplants can shape our perspective in small but important ways. With time, our relationships with plants can help us develop better relationships with other people and with ourselves!
- Confidence: Watching plants thrive and the direct effects of our care can make us feel more confident.
Is The Pilea 'Greysy' The Right Plant For Me?
Because they are tolerant of lower light levels and don’t need too much watering, they are generally quite easy to grow, even for those without a natural green thumb. And if you are looking for something that doesn’t take a lot of space, your search is over!
Pets: Pet friendly
How tall does it grow? A trailing plant, it doesn’t grow much more than 7cm in height.
Useful to know:
I am native to Southern America.
I am a trailing, ground cover plant so don't grow much more than 7 cm in height.
I prefer bright, indirect light, but never in full sun as my leaves may get scorched.
Keep my soil slightly moist while I am actively growing. In Winter, when growth slows, wait for the top two inches to dry before watering.
Keep me warm; no lower than 14 degrees please.
Feed me monthly in the spring and summer using a half-strength solution of a liquid houseplant type.
I don't need much grooming but if a stem is suffering, you may want to help me along by cutting it back. Watch closely for spider mites and wipe them away with a damp cloth if you see any.
I like humidity so please occasionally spray me with water.
Good news: I'm considered non-toxic so should be okay around pets, as long as they don't eat me whole!
I could be popped in a terranium if it was one with a drainage system, as I'm pretty non fussy and will spread well in an enclosed vessel.
*Decorative pots sold separately
This adorable, delicate miniature plant will add a sprinkle of charm to your small spaces. Buy your Pile ‘Greysy’ today!