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Nettle 'Silver Sparkle'

Nettle 'Silver Sparkle'

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The Nettle 'Silver Sparkle', scientifically Solanum elaeagnifolium, 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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