About the Moon Valley Pilea
The name Moon Valley, is inspired by the deeply dimpled leaves of this wonderful Pilea variant – they are thought to look like the craters and valleys on the moon. The leaves are typically a bright yellow-green with dark copper veins.
Light: Bright indirect light
Water: Water when the top layer of soil is dry and try to avoid watering directly into the center of the plant. Instead, aim for the edges closer to the grow pot and allow the water to slowly flow into the center. This will help mitigate the potential for rotting around the base of the plant.
As always remember to remove any excess standing water after about 5-10 minutes to help prevent rotting the roots over time. Be mindful not to allow the soil to dry out completely or keep the soil too moist for extended periods of time.
Another interesting fact to know about this plant is that its leaves will generally grow in the direction of the light, so it is a good idea to rotate your plant regularly. Some people do so once a week or bi-weekly, while others prefer to do so whenever they water the plant.
Air Purifying: Yes, known to remove formaldehyde from the air.
Toxicity: Non-toxic, pet-friendly.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Common Names: Pilea Mollis, Friendship Plant
Origin: Central and South America
*Please note: Plants may not look exactly as shown.