Pancake Plant - Pilea peperomioides
|Pilea peperomiodes is aptly called as Pancake plant referred to its peculiar leaf shape.|
Soil: It can grow in any type of garden soil or pot mix. So, top-soil should be firm, fertile, and rich in organic matter. Soil should be well-drained and good water holding capacity.
Water: It requires a moderate amount of water for its growth and development.
Climate: Pancake plant grows under filtered or indirect sunlight. The temperature should be 18 to 32 degrees Celcius for good growth and development. It grows well under moderate humidity
Garden Use: It is widely used as a pot plant.
Care and Maintenance:
Nutrition: It responds well to organic and inorganic manures and fertilizers. Apply two to three handful of organic manure or vermicompost once in two months.
Protection: Pancake plant is tolerant to most of the pests and diseases. The leaves may turn yellow or brown under no availability of light or water. which can be corrected by following general horticultural operations.
Horticulture Operations: It may require occasional leaf cleaning and if plant outgrows a pot, repotting can be done with bigger pots and rich garden-soil or pot-mix.
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