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Pilea nummulariifolia

Family Name: Urticaceae
Common Name: Creeping Charlie
Semi-Shade Lots of Water Ornamental Foliage Climber, Vine and Liana


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana


Native Distribution West Indies to Peru

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Low-growing perennial herb that creeps and forms mats.
Foliage Bright green, round to oval leaves are deeply wrinkled with notched tips.
Cultivation This fast-growing species grows best in bright, indirect light. It will burn under intense sun or be more sparse under shade. It grows best in a humid environment with consistently moist soil, such as a terrarium.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Image Repository



Master ID 193
Species ID 1489
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.