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Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley'

Family Name: Urticaceae
Common Name: Pilea
Semi Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Herbaceous Plant


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

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin 
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form herb to 30cm tall 
Foliage Leaves ovate, to 7.5cm long, light - dark green, with a dark brown or bronze under tone in the centre of the leaves, upper surface of leaf  with irregularly shaped projections bearing stiff, short hairs, under surface with shallow pits corresponding to the bases of the projections, veins hairy. 
Flowers Flowers white or pale green tinged with pink

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Planting Remarks Soil/ planting media should be kept moist (but not soggy). 
Pruning Pinch the tips of the stems to prevent the plant from becoming leggy
Fertilizing Plants should be fed on a regular basis using slow release pellets or liquid  fertilizers (for house plants) 
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Brown, Green, Green - Light Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Rough

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Green - Light Green, Pink, White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31701
Species ID 6100
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Species record last updated on: 17 January 2022.