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Pileas are a member of the nettle family.

Grown for the beauty of its leaves, which have a puckery texture and a golden cast, Moon Valley is not considered a long lasting plant as it tends to get long and leggy. Stem cuttings root easily in the spring and summer so we suggest starting fresh each spring rather than keep an old plant going.

LIGHT: Moon Valley likes filtered light to semi-shade while avoiding direct sunlight as this may sunburn the sensitive leaves.

WATER: Water when soil is slightly dry using tepid water. Be careful not to allow plant to stand in water. Misting is beneficial providing you have good air circulation.

These plants are occasionally available in 3" pots.