Pilea Cadierei, Pilea Aluminium, Watermelon Pilea – Plant
With the aliminum plants easy going nature and lack of any real growing problems, it will bush out from its container in leaves of silver and green for up to four years before it dies. The leaves are normally squat and broad, measuring up to 12 inches (30 cm) long and up to 8 inches (21 cm) wide.
The root system is extensive, and will break containers if it needs more room. This root system must be observed on an annual basis in order to re-pot before pot breakage occurs.