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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Pilea spruceana ‘Norfolk’ - Angel Wings

This one has similar appearance of another pilea (Pilea involucrata  - Friendship Plant) but of a different coloration.

There is another one appears to be like Coleus looking with big foliage formation with furry leaf surface. But then, that particular one is also known as (Moon Valley Friendship Plant) which is also Pilea involucrata.

This particular one looks similar like episcia foliage colors with creeping charlie similarities. This one is very succulent looking and therefore must be very caution with over watering as it had died on me rotting.

This one is a larger version of compact foliage formation where the leaves are oval puckered leaves are bronze red with notes of grey, brown and black a version with much brilliant tones.

I believe this one is known as
Pilea spruceana ‘Norfolk’ is sometimes called Angel Wings or Silver Tree.

This is a slow growing plant and may prefer the brighter side of shaded area. Also it is a magnet for mealybugs. Once I had long but lost the battle with this pest followed by scale insects which was farmed by ants - the culprit.

Plant Care:

Bright shade with controlled watering - too much rots the plant from the root base.
Medium should be fast draining and moist - keep the medium dry before the next watering.
Also do check the foliage underside time to time for pest infection such as mealybugs or white flies.

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