Artillery Plant (Pilea, Gunpowder Plant)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Artillery Plant (Pilea, Gunpowder Plant)
  • Latin Name: Pilea microphylla
  • Family Name: Urticaceae

Fine to grow in the tortoise table or enclosure and feed in moderation, but if newly bought only offer new growth after re-potting. 

The small male flowers (which are usually white, pink or green in colour) explosively discharge pollen into the air:  hence the common name of Artillery Plant, and the fact that it will self-seed over a wide area.

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