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Pilea repens

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Species: Pilea repens

Common name(s): Black Leaved Pilea

Native to: West Indies

Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing

Water preferences: Medium moisture

Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic

General Information and Care: Pilea repens is a relatively rarely offered plant, but a great terrarium species none the less. This species was originally obtained from a seed grown plant at Oak Hill Orchids. Glass Box Tropicals has found that this species is extremely easy to grow from seed and commonly self pollinates and disperses seeds. This plant is liked by many for its beautiful dark purple leaves that are very corrugated. Under certain lighting conditions the leaves can also be dark green. As this species matures, the leaves will reach up to 3” in length and about 1” in width. Overall a great plant to add to any collection and can really add some nice color and texture to a terrarium landscape.

Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 3

Shipped Size: Well rooted plant that has been grown in a 2.5” pot. Will be shipped bareroot.