Moe, a Pilea Mojito or Peperomioides Mojito, is a rare cousin of Phoebe, our standard Pilea. Moe has beautifully bright green leaves with splashes of pale & lime green variegation. We can only assume he gets the nickname Mojito because his leaves look like the crushed mint mixed with lime and rum in the classic cocktail!
Native to the Yunnan & Sichuan provinces of China, Pilea have been around in the UK since 1906 and has been a popular houseplant ever since. His flat, coin-shaped shaped leaves can grow to 15cm wide, and all she asks for is a bright spot with the odd drink!
Moe, Pilea Mojito
Moe prefers medium to bright light.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun