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Clearweed
Clearweed (Pilea)
Clearweed are flowering succulents and herbaceous plants. These adaptable plants are fast-growing and low-maintenance, making them ideal container and house plants, but also thrive outdoors in indirect light. They are perfect ornamentals that bring both color and texture to the space. Some genus members have coin-shaped leaves, believed to bring good luck.
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Clearweed, a versatile genus, offers a low-maintenance indoor gardening experience. While they appreciate bright, indirect sunlight, they can adapt to less optimal lighting. Watering when the soil is almost dry with warm water and ensuring a temperature range of 60-75°F maintains their health. Clearweed prefers well-draining soil with a pH from 6 to 7. Common challenges include mealybugs and spider mites, and, like many plants, clearweed is sensitive to overwatering or under-watering. Though hardy, seasonal considerations include increased watering frequency and humidity in summer, contrasting with reduced watering and cooler temperatures in winter.
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8 most common species:
Pilea peperomioides
Chinese money plant
The chinese money plant makes a striking visual display as a houseplant with its large, circular, and shiny, leaves, which can have a diameter of over 15 cm. Although the plant does produce a small white flower, the main focus is the unique and showy leaves.
Pilea microphylla
Artillery plant
The artillery plant is often utilized as a groundcover or an ornamental in many landscapes. It's commonly named the "artillery plant" because the males generally produce pollen in an explosive way. It grows best in a humid environment in partial shade or indirect sunlight. It's a particularly popular plant in indoor rock gardens.
Pilea cadierei
Aluminum plant
Aluminum plant is an attractive houseplant distinguished by its unique, metallic-silver variegated leaves on a dark green background. This small, bushy perennial grows up to 30 cm tall, with oval-shaped, quilted foliage. Ideal for indoor environments, it thrives in bright, indirect light and humid conditions. Its striking appearance makes it a popular choice for adding visual interest to interior spaces, particularly in terrariums or as a decorative tabletop plant.
Pilea pumila
Clearweed
Aptly named for its translucent stem, clearweed is an annual edible plant in the nettle family. This small plant grows in clumps and colonies in moist, shady woods and forests. Also known as Pilea pumila, it has distinctive leaves and small yellowish green flowers.
Pilea nummulariifolia
Creeping charlie
Creeping charlie (Pilea nummulariifolia) is often grown as an ornamental for its bright green foliage. This creeping plant is suitable for terrariums, hanging baskets, rock gardens, and green walls. It is also grown as a soft ground cover in areas that don't receive intense sun, but be on your guard as it can quickly take over.
Pilea peploides
Pacific island clearweed
Pacific island clearweed is a fascinating plant with a unique appearance. This plant is known for its interesting leaves that resemble tiny watermelons. Unlike other plants, pacific island clearweed has the ability to propagate itself by producing tiny plantlets on the edges of its leaves. These plantlets can be easily separated and grown into new plants. Another interesting fact about pacific island clearweed is its ability to thrive in low-light conditions, making it a popular choice for indoor gardening enthusiasts.
Pilea depressa
Depressed Clearweed
Pilea depressa is a popular houseplant, mostly grown in hanging baskets and containers. Native to the Caribbean, depressed Clearweed can be grown outdoors in frost-free, warm climates. Depressed Clearweed prefers semi-shade or bright shade.
Pilea japonica
Montane clearweed
Montane clearweed is a small, perennial ground cover known for its dense, lush foliage that thrives in the shady understory of its native Japanese woodlands. It boasts rounded, vibrant green leaves with slight serration at the edges, which stem from creeping rhizomes. The plant's modest size and growth habit allow it to form a verdant carpet, providing a serene green accent in cool, moist environments.

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Chinese money plant
Pilea peperomioides
Chinese money plant
The chinese money plant makes a striking visual display as a houseplant with its large, circular, and shiny, leaves, which can have a diameter of over 15 cm. Although the plant does produce a small white flower, the main focus is the unique and showy leaves.
Artillery plant
Pilea microphylla
Artillery plant
The artillery plant is often utilized as a groundcover or an ornamental in many landscapes. It's commonly named the "artillery plant" because the males generally produce pollen in an explosive way. It grows best in a humid environment in partial shade or indirect sunlight. It's a particularly popular plant in indoor rock gardens.
Aluminum plant
Pilea cadierei
Aluminum plant
Aluminum plant is an attractive houseplant distinguished by its unique, metallic-silver variegated leaves on a dark green background. This small, bushy perennial grows up to 30 cm tall, with oval-shaped, quilted foliage. Ideal for indoor environments, it thrives in bright, indirect light and humid conditions. Its striking appearance makes it a popular choice for adding visual interest to interior spaces, particularly in terrariums or as a decorative tabletop plant.
Clearweed
Pilea pumila
Clearweed
Aptly named for its translucent stem, clearweed is an annual edible plant in the nettle family. This small plant grows in clumps and colonies in moist, shady woods and forests. Also known as Pilea pumila, it has distinctive leaves and small yellowish green flowers.
Creeping charlie
Pilea nummulariifolia
Creeping charlie
Creeping charlie (Pilea nummulariifolia) is often grown as an ornamental for its bright green foliage. This creeping plant is suitable for terrariums, hanging baskets, rock gardens, and green walls. It is also grown as a soft ground cover in areas that don't receive intense sun, but be on your guard as it can quickly take over.
Pacific island clearweed
Pilea peploides
Pacific island clearweed
Pacific island clearweed is a fascinating plant with a unique appearance. This plant is known for its interesting leaves that resemble tiny watermelons. Unlike other plants, pacific island clearweed has the ability to propagate itself by producing tiny plantlets on the edges of its leaves. These plantlets can be easily separated and grown into new plants. Another interesting fact about pacific island clearweed is its ability to thrive in low-light conditions, making it a popular choice for indoor gardening enthusiasts.
Depressed Clearweed
Pilea depressa
Depressed Clearweed
Pilea depressa is a popular houseplant, mostly grown in hanging baskets and containers. Native to the Caribbean, depressed Clearweed can be grown outdoors in frost-free, warm climates. Depressed Clearweed prefers semi-shade or bright shade.
Montane clearweed
Pilea japonica
Montane clearweed
Montane clearweed is a small, perennial ground cover known for its dense, lush foliage that thrives in the shady understory of its native Japanese woodlands. It boasts rounded, vibrant green leaves with slight serration at the edges, which stem from creeping rhizomes. The plant's modest size and growth habit allow it to form a verdant carpet, providing a serene green accent in cool, moist environments.
Pilea angulata
Pilea angulata
Pilea angulata
Pilea angulata is characterized by its vibrant green, serrated leaves that exhibit angular areas between the veins, giving them a textured look. This plant thrives in dappled sunlight that simulates the understory conditions of its natural tropical habitat. Its growth is tailored for humid environments, with sturdy stems adapted for support within dense vegetation. Small, inconspicuous flowers may appear, hinting at its subtlety in a forested mosaic.
Friendship plant
Pilea involucrata
Friendship plant
Friendship plant is a charming houseplant native to South America. Its round, deeply textured leaves are a striking shade of green, accented with silver veins that shimmer in the light. The friendship plant is easy to care for and propagates quickly, making it a popular choice for sharing with friends. It is believed to bring good luck and positive energy to those who care for it, making it a delightful addition to any home.
Clearweed 'Norfolk'
Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk'
Clearweed 'Norfolk'
Clearweed 'Norfolk' is a fascinating container plant that has unique brownish-purple leaves, each of which features two central lines of metallic silver. This is a striking leaf pattern even among the ornately patterned clearweeds. Named for the English County, Norfolk, this plant is most commonly grown as a houseplant except in tropical climates.
Aluminium plant 'Minima'
Pilea cadierei 'Minima'
Aluminium plant 'Minima'
Aluminium plant 'Minima' is smaller than its parent Aluminium plant and hence ideally suited for growing as a houseplant. 'Minima' is the perfect name for this attractive, but diminutive, dwarf plant. This cultivar is much-loved for its attractive evergreen leaves with striking, almost geometric, silver patterns on its glossy green leaves.
Pohpohan leaves
Pilea melastomoides
Pohpohan leaves
Pohpohan leaves is a vibrant, evergreen perennial with fleshy, glabrous leaves and a spreading habit. Its oval-shaped foliage, exhibiting serrated edges and a deep green hue, often has a slightly puckered surface, reflecting its preference for high humidity environments. This understory plant thrives under the dappled light of its native forest habitat, showcasing its adaptability to indoor conditions with moderate light.
Pilea notata
Pilea notata
Pilea notata
Pilea notata is a charming herbaceous perennial known for its vibrant green, textured leaves that often exhibit a subtle sparkle under light. Its compact growing habit makes it an attractive houseplant that flourishes in bright, indirect sunlight, while also tolerating lower light conditions, an adaptation to its native understory environments. The foliage tends to spread outwards, creating a lush, rounded appearance, and with ideal care, tiny white flowers may bloom, adding to its allure.
Pilea plataniflora
Pilea plataniflora
Pilea plataniflora
Pilea plataniflora is known for its broad, textured leaves that resemble those of a plane tree. Its foliage is verdantly lush and often displays a striking bright to deep green shade, contributing to its popularity as an ornamental houseplant. Thriving in indirect light with moderate humidity, pilea plataniflora creates a vibrant, tropical ambiance in spaces it inhabits. The plant's ability to adapt to indoor conditions makes it a resilient and low-maintenance choice for plant enthusiasts.
Pilea amamiana
Pilea aquarum
Pilea amamiana
Pilea amamiana is a lush, evergreen perennial often found nestled in moist, shaded environments. It boasts vibrant green, rounded leaves on slender stems, allowing it to efficiently capture low light. This adaptability hints at its resilience and preference for humid, tropical-like conditions. Its compact size and cascading growth pattern make pilea amamiana ideal for small water-rich habitats, reflecting nature’s intricate balance.
Pilea aquarum subsp. brevicornuta
Pilea aquarum subsp. brevicornuta
Pilea aquarum subsp. brevicornuta
Pilea aquarum subsp. brevicornuta is a unique variety of the Pilea genus, featuring rounded leaves that catch the eye with their fleshy and glossy texture. The 'brevicornuta' in its name hints at the short, horn-like extensions on its foliage. Thriving mainly in moist, sheltered environments, pilea aquarum subsp. brevicornuta exhibits a compact growth habit, making it a beloved choice for those seeking a striking, yet manageable, green addition to their indoor water gardens or terrariums.
Moon Valley Pilea
Pilea mollis
Moon Valley Pilea
Moon Valley Pilea (Pilea mollis) is a low clustering and trailing plant that doesn't enjoy too much sun. It's a good understory plant for taller plants that can provide shade.moon Valley Pilea gets its name from the creative thought that its deeply dimpled leaves look like the moon's craters and valleys.
Pilea Silver Sparkle
Pilea libanensis
Pilea Silver Sparkle
Aluminum Plant gets its common name from its silverly foliage. Pilea Silver Sparkles attractive foliage makes it a popular houseplant where it’s grown in pots or terrariums. In tropical climates, it’s used as an ornamental plant in shade gardens.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Clearweed are flowering succulents and herbaceous plants. These adaptable plants are fast-growing and low-maintenance, making them ideal container and house plants, but also thrive outdoors in indirect light. They are perfect ornamentals that bring both color and texture to the space. Some genus members have coin-shaped leaves, believed to bring good luck.
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Clearweed, a versatile genus, offers a low-maintenance indoor gardening experience. While they appreciate bright, indirect sunlight, they can adapt to less optimal lighting. Watering when the soil is almost dry with warm water and ensuring a temperature range of 60-75°F maintains their health. Clearweed prefers well-draining soil with a pH from 6 to 7. Common challenges include mealybugs and spider mites, and, like many plants, clearweed is sensitive to overwatering or under-watering. Though hardy, seasonal considerations include increased watering frequency and humidity in summer, contrasting with reduced watering and cooler temperatures in winter.
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8 most common species:
Pilea peperomioides
Chinese money plant
The chinese money plant makes a striking visual display as a houseplant with its large, circular, and shiny, leaves, which can have a diameter of over 15 cm. Although the plant does produce a small white flower, the main focus is the unique and showy leaves.
Pilea microphylla
Artillery plant
The artillery plant is often utilized as a groundcover or an ornamental in many landscapes. It's commonly named the "artillery plant" because the males generally produce pollen in an explosive way. It grows best in a humid environment in partial shade or indirect sunlight. It's a particularly popular plant in indoor rock gardens.
Pilea cadierei
Aluminum plant
Aluminum plant is an attractive houseplant distinguished by its unique, metallic-silver variegated leaves on a dark green background. This small, bushy perennial grows up to 30 cm tall, with oval-shaped, quilted foliage. Ideal for indoor environments, it thrives in bright, indirect light and humid conditions. Its striking appearance makes it a popular choice for adding visual interest to interior spaces, particularly in terrariums or as a decorative tabletop plant.
Pilea pumila
Clearweed
Aptly named for its translucent stem, clearweed is an annual edible plant in the nettle family. This small plant grows in clumps and colonies in moist, shady woods and forests. Also known as Pilea pumila, it has distinctive leaves and small yellowish green flowers.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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