pilea / pilea
It belongs to the nettle family. Homeland - Southeast Asia.
General description: Decorative leafy plant. There is an impressive variety of types and forms of pili, bush and ampel. They are quite unpretentious. A pile flaw is a tendency to stretch and strip the stems, so it is useful to cut and pinch them periodically to enhance bushiness. Usually every spring plant is updated easily rooted cuttings.
Usually in room conditions the following types are diluted:
Pilea cadieri (Pyla cadier) - a bush 30-40 cm tall, erect stems. Leaves up to 7 cm long, oval, pointed and slightly jagged at the ends. The surface of the sheet is wavy. Coloring - silvery specks between the veins.
Pilea Norfolk (Pilea Norfolk) is a bush plant. In bright light paint sheet has a bronze tint. The bottom side of the sheet is red.
Pilea repens (creeping creeper) - owns creeping stems. The leaves are rounded, with a wavy margin, small, with a shiny surface. Color - dark green with a copper tint. The bottom side of the leaf is purple.
Pilea microphylla (small-leaved Pilea or mossy) is the only kind of pili that does not have any decorative leaves. It is a herbaceous plant with pinnate-branching stems and pale green rounded leaves just 0.3 cm long. Can grow up to 50 cm tall.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Pyla:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Moderate during the period of growth, strange in the winter, according to the measure of the drying out of the soil. He does not like no overflow, nor drying up of the earth. Water with soft water.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying.
Temperature condition : In the summer, optimally 18-20 ° C, in winter 16-17 ° C, not lower than 12 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: leaf, humus, 1 share of peat land and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once a fortnight with liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.
Breeding : Pylaea is easily diluted with stem cuttings.
Transplant : Annually, in spring.
Pests : Affected by spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are woven over with spiderwebs), thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves), scutes (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stalks, which leave sticky secretions).
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water and warm washing.
In case of severe injury, spraying with an insecticide solution (actellic, decis, fitoverm, etc.) is recommended.
Cadier Pile - pilea cadieri
pilea norfolk - pilea norfolk
small-leaved pylae - pilea microphylla
pilea creeping - pilea repens
pyla bronze - pilea bronze