The “artillery” plant as it is sometimes called, has eye-catching foliage that is held on a compact plant. Its tiny, rounded leaves are splashed with white and pink and the colors intensify in bright light. It has light green, almost succulent, stems and tiny 1/8" leaves which contribute to its nickname, "Artillery Fern", though it is not related to ferns. New leaves often emerge completely white then change to a mix of green, and pink as they mature. A multitude of petite leaves on short, arching stems gives artillery plant a fine-textured, fern-like appearance. It is an excellent choice for a smaller growing yet very colorful addition for terrariums, hanging baskets, green roofs, or ground cover. Upright habit, growing only 4 to 6 inches tall, it makes for unique "trees" in fairy and miniature gardens.
Please wait with ordering Pilea microphylla if temperatures have reached 90° F. or more in your state. They are sensitive to overheating and might not arrive in good condition. Thank-you!