Pilea sp. Dark Mystery
Pilea Dark Mystery is a fast growing species with amazing leaf textures and colors thought to be a variety of hitchcockii from Ecuador. The leaves range from a bronze red to a deep green, and almost a silver sheen. It flowers occasionally in a vivarium. This Pilea does well in bright, indirect light and moderate humidity, but can tolerate lower light conditions. It does not require much ventilation. Moist soil and sphagnum moss are helpful for rooting this species. It roots quickly, and can be pruned to create plantlets and interesting structures. You can snip off just under wherever aerial roots form and replant it. These Pilea are easy to propagate.
All of our cuttings have adventitious, aerial roots. Our rooted specimens will have at least a few active roots and will be established plants. Our plants are grown in high humidity in terrariums and greenhouses, therefore may need acclimation to the average home humidity / environment. Please contact us for acclimation information if you are not planning to use this plant in a terrarium, greenhouse, or humid room.