Previous species
Previous Species

Next Species
Next Species

Home Page

Order CD-ROMs from the site

Tell a Friend

Gardening Books

Gardening Catalogs


Panamiga, Pan-American friendship plant
Scientific Name: Pilea involucrata (Sims) Urb.
Family: Urticaceae
Panamiga, Pan-American friendship plant (Pilea  involucrata)
Pilea 'Norfolk' in a greenhouse.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Growth Habits: Evergreen to 12 inches tall (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Needs a moist soil

Propagation: Cuttings

The Panamiga requires a lot of moisture. We have no information on how well it does outside in Phoenix. Pileas become leggy and unattractive with age. Keep them bushy by pinching terminal buds and renew them using cuttings.

Pilea involucrata 'Silver Tree'

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Sponsors: Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

We do get a small commission out of these sponsors that helps financing the website.  Let us know if you are satisfied or dissatisfied of their services, since obviously we are trying to advertise only for reputable garden supply companies.  They might be helpful to get plants not generally available at the local garden center, getting a new and unusual gardening tool or get a discount Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscription.


Desert Tropicals Home Page | List of All the Plants | More in the Urticaceae family | Tell your friends about this page

Desert-Tropicals is dedicated to provide gardening advice, gardening ideas, and information about flower of all kind for landscape and collections. We try to check carefully the identification of the plants on the illustrations as well as the other information from the page, but occasionally errors do occur. if you notice anything that needs to be changed please contact us. Thanks.

1998-2005 Philippe Faucon, All Rights Reserved.