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*The plant pictured is not necessarily the plant you will receive, but will be same size and shape.*
Common Name: Aluminum Plant
Scientific Name: Pilea Cacherei-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals: Small amphibians and reptiles.
Bio Dude Substrates: Terra Fauna, Terra Flora, Terra Firma.
Soil Depth: All depths, though root systems can become extensive and deeper soil may mean more growth.
Lighting: Low to medium, or bright indirect light. Do not place under a heat or basking lamp.
Humidity & Misting: 40% - 100%, though it does best if it has time to dry out between waterings.
Mature Plant Size & Root System: Can grow between 1- 2 feet tall. As the plants grow taller, they have a tendency to bend over and then take root, spreading outwards and possibly covering a small area, but can be pruned back. Root systems will grow outwards as the plant spreads (even if the plant is pruned back) and can become extensive, but can be also be pruned back if necessary.
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Prefers temperatures of 60 - 80 degrees F. Can be used as a groundcover and will spread outwards.
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Mildly toxic to humans if ingested. Toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. Since amphibians and reptiles do not generally eat it, there should be no problems with toxicity.
Pot Size & Packaging: A single 3" potted Aluminum Plant is shipped wrapped in newspaper.