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Nettle 'Silver Sparkle'

Nettle 'Silver Sparkle'

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The Nettle 'Silver Sparkle' is an enchanting an houseplant, renowned for its delicate leaves sprinkled with silver specks. This plant exhibits a compact and bushy growth habit, with foliage extending gracefully from the central stem. At full maturity, the 'Silver Sparkle' Nettle covers a spread of approximately 2-3 feet, bringing a shimmering, verdant presence to its surroundings.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Solanum elaeagnifolium

Common: Silver Sparkle Nettle, Silver Sparkle, Aluminum Plant, Watermelon Pilea (although not a pilea)

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Direct
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Nettle is generally considered non-toxic to pets, but the stinging hairs can cause irritation if touched. It's best to keep the plant out of reach of pets.
  • Trim back the plant after flowering to encourage new growth and prevent it from becoming too leggy.
  • Nettle's prefer partial to full sun but can tolerate some shade.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Urticaceae family, commonly known as the nettle family, is a large and diverse family of flowering plants that includes over 2,620 species.
  • Nettle is native to Europe, Asia, and parts of North America.
  • Some Nettle leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals and are often used in herbal teas, soups, and stews.
  • The plant has various medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance
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Bree
Beautiful!

This was the first plant I ordered from mental house plants. It came very well wrapped with zero plant damage. The plant has continued to grow, very beautiful and very healthy! I have since purchased two other plants from this site. Highly recommend! I’ll continue to purchase from this site due to the ease, quality of care, plant quality and profit contributions to mental health.

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Kimberly Cabral
Nettle Silver Sparkle

I ordered my first plant from mental houseplants and I couldn’t be more happier. From my first click on the site, it was easy to navigate and I got my plant in just a few days!! Perfectly packaged and zero damage to my plant during shipping. Super cute and very healthy plant I must say!! Thank you mental houseplants. It was my first purchase but most definitely won’t be my last!! I wish you continued success!!!

Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Mental Houseplants for your plant purchase! We're thrilled to hear that you found our website easy to navigate and that your plant arrived quickly and in great condition. We take pride in ensuring that our plants are well-packaged to avoid damage during shipping. We're happy to hear that you're enjoying your cute and healthy plant, and we look forward to providing you with more greenery in the future. Thank you for your support, and we wish you all the best in your plant-parenting journey!