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By Johann

Paarl, South Africa Za

Could someone please help me identify this houseplant? Kind regards, Johann. Paarl, South Africa




I think its a Pilea of some sort. I will do a little searching...

22 Mar, 2010


Yes, Pilea microphylla. Fascinating genus of plants.

22 Mar, 2010


Yes Pilea microphylla. I had one not long ago. It gets many tiny red flowers all over it. Also called an Artillery plant lol

22 Mar, 2010


Yes, their flowers fire their pollen out explosively!

22 Mar, 2010


Many thanks for the response! I had it for more than two years now, but it never has any flowers. Regards, Johann

22 Mar, 2010


If it flowers you'll be able to hear them bursting open. They make a popping sound, and when many do it together it's fascinating to hear :o)

22 Mar, 2010


Thank you Hywel. I will keep an ear to the ground ;o)

22 Mar, 2010


lol :D

22 Mar, 2010

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