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Care Instructions for Pilea peperomioides
Pilea Peperomioides is a very easy plant to care for and does not need a lot of maintenance.
These tips can ensure that your plant looks healthy and beautiful for many years to come.

Light: Indirect bright light. Avoid direct sunlight.

Water: Keep soil lightly damp, but not soggy. Allow soil to slightly dry out before watering.

An All Purpose Plant Food (such as a NPK 20-5-10 or 14-12-14 fertilizer) is perfect for pilea.
Pilea Peperomioides does not require a lot of fertilizer so use a diluted solution every 2 weeks.

Should you start to notice the pilea beginning to outgrow the pot, it may be time to repot the plant. A simple well-draining potting mix and a larger pot is all you need. Ensure that the larger pot has drainage holes so that the plant does not sit in soaking soil. This can cause root rot. Gently remove the pilea and plant it into the larger pot.
(The potting mix used for all of my plants is "Optimara Potting Soil". It can be found on SelectiveGardener)

Droopy Plant after Shipping?: Don't worry if your pilea looks especially droopy after receiving it.
If there is no other damage on the plant, this is simply the result of shipping stress on the plant.
Put it in a bright place and water as usual. You should notice that the pilea perks up over the next week.

Optimara Potting Soil
Pilea peperomioides