How Much Light Does Pilea Peperomioides Need?

Written by Ivy

Dec 29 2021

How Much Light Does Pilea Peperomioides Need?
Pilea Peperomioides prefers bright, indirect light. Whether hydroponic or soil cultured plants, they will grow in vain in the absence of light. Pilea Peperomioides leaves are thin and soft, very prone to lodging. Therefore, water cultured Pilea peperomioides also need sufficient sunlight.
Direct sunlight should be avoided for Pilea peromioides, but lack of light will easily lead to dull growth and decay of leaves. Therefore, Pilea peromioides should be exposed to indirect light for about 5 hours every day, or supplemented with artificial light for 8 hours. Pilea peperomioides is very afraid of direct sunlight. In summer, it should be properly shaded to keep the sunshine at about 80%. At the same time, it is best to avoid the steep and long stems of Pilea peperomioides caused by insufficient light.
How Much Light Does Pilea Peperomioides Need
The light intensity of water culture code Pilea peperomioides is the same as that of soil culture Pilea peperomioides. Generally, the outdoor ordinary environment and the light intensity on the indoor balcony are more suitable for the growth of Pilea peperomioides without shading. Only when the temperature exceeds 35 degrees in hot summer, the weather is dry and rainless, and the sun is particularly hot, can the Pilea peonomioides plant be moved to a slightly sheltered place for maintenance, so as to avoid burning the leaves under strong light. However, as long as the root water is sufficient, the leaves generally will not have problems. At other times, let the plant receive as much light as possible, so that the plant will grow low and strong, and the leaves will be large and shiny.
Whether in hydroponic culture or soil culture, in addition to sufficient light, the plant must not lack water during the maintenance process. When it is seriously short of water for a long time, after watering, even if the stolon of the plant will not have problems, most leaves can recover their vitality, but it is easy to cause the yellowing and drying of some old leaves. Therefore, Pilea peperomioides plants should not only lack light, but also water.
For the indoor planting of Pilea peperomioides, we must get more sun exposure. Only when the light is sufficient, it will stand upright, and its leaves are oily green and plump. It looks very energetic and easy to burst. If we usually raise Pilea peperomioides under insufficient environmental light, it will grow in vain in order to correct more light, resulting in thin branches, different heights, poor resistance, small and thin leaves, and prone to yellow leaves. Even fertilization and nutrient supplement are difficult to make up for the lack of light.
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