Written by Maggie
Nov 10 2021
The culture soil for Pilea peperomioides Diels is prepared with garden soil, leaf rot soil, fine sand and grass ash in a ratio of 3:2:1 to 1. During the growth period, keep the basin soil moist and not water, and control the temperature between 12 ~ 24℃. The light should not be too strong, mainly scattered light. A small amount of nitrogen fertilizer can be applied in spring, and potassium dihydrogen phosphate is often sprayed in the growing period.
Pilea Peperomioides Diels is farmed in loose, porous, fertile soil. Therefore, when we grow and care for Pilea peperomioides Diels, the pot soil can be prepared with Garden soil, leaf rot soil, fine sand and grass ash in a ratio of 3:2:1. It can also be prepared by mixing leaf mould, peat soil, river sand and coal ash in a ratio of 2:2:1:1.
Pilea Peperomioides Diels prefers a moist environment, so keep the soil moist, especially during the growing period. When we grow and care for pilea peperomioides Diels, make sure there is enough water, but no water. Generally speaking, water once every 2 ~ 3 days in spring, once every 1 ~ 2 times in summer and once every 1 ~ 2 times in autumn and winter.
Pilea Peperomioides Diels likes warm growing conditions. pilea peperomioides diels growth temperature should be controlled between 12 ℃ and 24℃. Excessive or too low temperature will cause Pilea Peperomioides Diels growth discomfort. When the temperature is lower than 0℃, freezing damage is likely to occur. Therefore, when we grow and care for Pilea peperomioides Diels, indoor curing is recommended in winter and the temperature should not be higher than 30℃ in summer.
Pilea Peperomioides Diels is resistant to shade but not to strong light, so it is not possible to maintain the mirror grass under strong light. Especially in summer, strong sunlight can cause yellowing of the leaves. However, it should not be without light. Long-term lack of light will lead to specular grass growing and soft leaves. Therefore, when we grow and care for pilea peperomioides Diels, Pilea Peperomioides Diels should be placed in places with sufficient scattered light for curing.
Pilea Peperomioides Diels does not require much fertilizer, spraying the whole plant with 0.1% potassium dihydrogen phosphate solution once a week in spring and summer. Nitrogen fertilizer can be applied in small amounts, once a month, but not too much, in the spring. When we grow and care for Pilea peperomioides Diels in autumn, sprinkle diluted cake fertilizer water once a month, and no fertilizing in winter.