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  Pilea cadierei
  Family Name : Urticaceae

  Common Names : Aluminum Plant

  Chinese Name : 花叶冷水花, 白雪草

Aluminum Plant
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Perennial herb or subshrub up to 0.4 m tall with erect growth form.
      Foliage: Elliptic to obovate leaves have 2 midribs and an irregularly toothed margin. They are green with large, white to silvery patches between major veins.
      Fruits: Dry, indehiscent fruits known as achenes are egg-shaped, but slightly flattened (1.5 mm long). 
      Habitat :
      It is naturally found in shady, moist areas along the forest floor.
      Cultivation :
      The soil needs to be kept consistently moist. It grows best in semi-shade, because too much light causes leaves to burn and too little light promotes leggy growth. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Silver Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Silver / Grey
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Indehiscent Dry Fruit (Achene)

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