Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley'

Moon Valley Pilea

Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley'

Moon Valley Pilea

  • Also sold as Pilea involucrata 'Moon Valley'
  • Deep green, textured leaves
  • Growing height 20-30 cm
  • Prefers high humidity
  • Bright, indirect light required
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Description

Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley', a fascinating houseplant, originally comes from the tropical regions of Central and South America. It belongs to the nettle family (Urticaceae) and is characterized by its striking, deep green and textured leaves, which are reminiscent of the uneven surface of the moon. This plant prefers bright, indirect light and high humidity, conditions that prevail in its natural habitat. Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley' is relatively easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for plant lovers who want to create a tropical atmosphere in their home or office without having to spend a lot of time caring for it. An evenly moist but well-drained soil supports its growth optimally, while direct sunlight should be avoided to prevent the leaves from burning.

Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley' finds ideal conditions in a terrarium, where it can develop its full potential. The high humidity of a closed or semi-open terrarium imitates its natural, tropical environment and promotes healthy growth and the formation of its characteristic, deep green leaves. This plant is popular not only for its unusual leaf surface, but also for its small but interesting flowers, which appear in groups of greenish or whitish color. Although the flowers are rather inconspicuous compared to the striking leaves, they contribute to the plant's unique aesthetic. The combination of its compact size, adaptability to terrarium conditions and ease of propagation by cuttings makes Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley' an excellent addition to any terrarium, especially for those looking for a versatile and visually appealing planting.

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Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley'
Cultivation possibilities Terrestrial in well-draining, moist soil
Growth height approx. 20 - 30 cm, wide bushy growth
Temperature Prefers warmth, ideal at 18 - 24 °C
Humidity High humidity preferred, 60 - 80 %
Light requirement Bright to semi-shady, no direct sunlight
Watering Moderate, keep soil evenly moist, avoid waterlogging
Fertilization Moderate, every 4 weeks with diluted liquid fertilizer
Propagation Easily propagated by cuttings
Suitable for Closed and semi-open tropical terrariums, humidity-loving environments
Cultivation possibilities
Terrestrial in well-draining, moist soil
Growth height
approx. 20 - 30 cm, wide bushy growth
Temperature
Prefers warmth, ideal at 18 - 24 °C
Humidity
High humidity preferred, 60 - 80 %
Light requirement
Bright to semi-shady, no direct sunlight
Watering
Moderate, keep soil evenly moist, avoid waterlogging
Fertilization
Moderate, every 4 weeks with diluted liquid fertilizer
Propagation
Easily propagated by cuttings
Suitable for
Closed and semi-open tropical terrariums, humidity-loving environments

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Our terrarium plants give every terrarium an individual, natural atmosphere and at the same time provide a healthy environment for all terrarium inhabitants. Our wide range of tropical, subtropical and even arid plants are easy to combine and enhance any terrascape. Whether it's strong succulents, subtle tillandsias, eye-catching neoregelias or wonderful orchids - we offer terrarium plants for different terrascapes from rainforest to desert.

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Item no.
192.0436.01
EAN
Weight 0,15 kg
Shipping weight 0,28 kg

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