Pilea cadierei is more commonly known as the aluminum plant or watermelon pilea due to its distinctive, almost metallic appearance. This fast-growing evergreen plant branches out in an umbrella-liken pattern, boasting broad leaves with beautiful silver markings. Each leaf is decorated with its own unique pattern, making the entire plant a true work of art.
The aluminum plant doesn?t flower often, especially when kept indoors. It produces small, plain white blossoms that appear in the summertime and aren?t nearly as attractive as the plant?s leaves. Most gardeners choose to nip young flowers in the bud so that their plant doesn?t waste energy on reproductive efforts. That way, it?ll live longer and produce healthier, more vibrant foliage.