Pilea 'Moon Valley' | Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley'

Pilea 'Moon Valley' | Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley'

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Pilea ‘Moon Valley’ is a semi-succulent variety from the Urticaceae family that is known for its lush foliage that is sure to beautify your home. Growing Pot Size: 10 cm Key Information Other Common names: ‘Moon Valley’, ‘Friendship plant’ Binomial Name: Pilea mollis Gorgeous variegation to enhance your living space Height:...
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Pilea 'Moon Valley' | Pilea mollis 'Moon Valley'

Pilea ‘Moon Valley’ is a semi-succulent variety from the Urticaceae family that is known for its lush foliage that is sure to beautify your home.

Growing Pot Size: 10 cm

Key Information

  • Other Common names: ‘Moon Valley’, ‘Friendship plant’
  • Binomial Name: Pilea mollis
  • Gorgeous variegation to enhance your living space
  • Height: Short 
  • Thrives in medium to bright indirect sunlight
  • Maintenance: Easy care
  • Growing pot size: 10 cm

Where is Pilea mollis from?

Moon Valley hails from the Urticaceae family native to Central and South America. 

Why is it called ‘Moon Valley’?

The plant gets its common name from its deeply dimpled leaves, which are supposed to resemble craters and valleys on the moon. The leaves are generally a brilliant yellow-green with dark copper veins and are bushy in character.

PlantX top tip: Pilea prefers wet potting media, warm temperatures, and a high humidity environment. Give this tropical houseplant what it wants and it'll reward you with beautiful foliage. 

How to care for your Pilea 'Moon Valley'

  • Light: Requires medium to bright indirect sunlight
  • Water: Medium watering when the top layer of soil feels dry
  • Soil: Peat moss-based mix or African violet potting mix.
  • Intolerances: Direct sunlight, 
  • Fertilizer: Feed monthly in spring and summer with a balanced (such as 10-10-10) water-soluble fertilizer, diluted by half. 
  • Humidity: 50%+
  • Temperature: 18-27°C
  • Propagation: In the spring, take stem tip cuttings by placing the stem in a damp potting mix and firm the material around it to support it. 
  • Repotting: Should be repotted every few years to pinch back unwanted growth. 
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic

Pilea 'Moon Valley'- Common Problems

Gray browning of leaves 

This is an indication that the temperatures are too cold and/or the Moon Valley is receiving too little sunlight. 

Wilting Leaves and stunted growth

This shows that the plant is under-watered and/or the soil is too dry. This can be fixed by increasing watering, and also by increasing the surrounding humidity by misting or placing it in a plastic bag since Moon Valley plants thrive in higher humidity.

Yellowing leaves

This is due to overwatering, and can ultimately lead to root rot. Moon Valley requires medium watering, so water your plant more sporadically, and drain the soil of excess water that has accumulated and repot in a new dry soil mix.

Common Pests: Aphids, Spider mites, Mealybugs, Whitefly

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I mist my Moon Valley plant?

Misting from time to time is good, as it will increase humidity levels and prevent unwanted pests, but make sure to not over-water it. 

Is Pilea 'Moon Valley' pet-friendly?

Yes. It's non-toxic and safe inside a home with cats, dogs and kids.

Does Moon Valley flower?

Yes. Moon valley produces tiny pink-green flowers in branched cymes during summer, that are not particularly showy.

*Decorative pots sold separately

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at info@bloomboxclub.ca and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at info@bloomboxclub.ca
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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