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Plug care

This guide is for anyone who is purchasing a plant from us. Plugs are smaller than our other pilea, and don't come in pots. Upon recieving your pilea peperomioides plug, water it immediately. Next, plant in a small pot, 50mm diameter is a good size. Use free draining soil with added perlite, or a cactus/succulent mix. Plant the plug intact, do not remove the outer layer. Water till the water runs out the bottom of the container. A little bit of extra care needs to be taken with a plug . Keep it in a warm, bright position, and allow it to dry down between watering. After a few weeks it should be rooted well into the pot, now you can follow...

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One of my precious mother plants. One thing I do to keep her happy is keep the pest burden down.

Gnats are tiny flying insects that you often see hanging around your indoor plants, and especially noticeable when you water...

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Another one of my personal pilea peperomioides here in Australia. Notice a trend with my plants? Not my husbands hairy arms in the photos!! Yes, I use a lot of terracotta pots. Pilea peperomioides love these pots because the pots breath. They let the moisture dry out faster than most other pots, and help prevent root rot. More air can get at the roots too. Roots need air!

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I get DMs from all over the world asking, "What's wrong with my plant?", and 99% of the time the answer is TOO MUCH WATER! It's too much water because there isn't enough light, or too much water because the days are short (still a light issue), or too much water because it's cold, or too much water because the pot is too big, or too much water because the soil is not fast drying enough...

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Pick up ASAP: If you're not home when your pilea peperomioides is delivered please pick it up from the post office ASAP. They are shipped AusPost Express. Plants need light, so the sooner you get your plant out of the box, the better for the...

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