The silver patterning on each leaf gives the aluminum name to Pilea cadierei.
This plant requires at least four hours of indirect, but bright light a day. Pilea cadierei requires a year-round temperature between 60-75 ºF.
The Aluminum plant needs to be watered differently during different times of the year. During spring and summer, the top quarter inch of the soil should be kept moist. During fall and winter, allow the top quarter inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Do not permit water to stand in the saucer underneath the plant.
Prefers a sandy soil mixture.
Toxic to pets.