Pilea nummulariifolia (Sw.) Wedd., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. III, 18: 225 1852. (Syn: Adicea nummulariifolia (Sw.) Kuntze; Urtica nummulariifolia Sw.);

Pilea nummulariifolia is a perennial evergreen herbaceous plant commonly known as creeping charlie native to the Caribbean (including Florida[1]) and northern South America.[2][3] It can be grown indoors, for example in a hanging pot.[4][5]  

(From Wikipedia on 9.12.13) 


Requesting to please ID this plant captured in Hiranandani Heritage Gardens, Powai, Mumbai in January 2013.

Pilea nummlariifolia



Plant For ID : Mahabaleshwar : 05AUG15 : AK-11 : 11/11 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Plant seen in Mahabaleshwar with bright green leaves and tiny flowers.

Kindly id.

Pilea nummulariifolia

Thanks for the id. Good to hear from you after so long.

how did a mexican and floridian weed // ground cover gets to India?

… do you remember its history ? i dont, hence the question



Request for ID : 26 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 Mb. 

Please help me identify this plant

Just guessing, could it be some Coleus ?

I could not find any match as per comparative images at Plectranthus & Isodon 

Please check Urticaceae !

I think, Urticaceae member.

In one response to me, … was thinking of Pilea sp. … I am not much familiar with cultivated plants.

… is correct. It seems to be Pilea cadierei.

It is not Pilea cadierei (Aluminium plant).
I would like to suggest
Pilea nummularifolia.

Pilea nummulariifolia  ??

Thanks, … To me also appear close to images at 

Yes, …

I will go with Pilea nummulariifolia.


Pilea nummulariifolia (Sw.) Wedd. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6) – around 600 kb each.

Location: Hong Kong Park  
Date: 15 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.

Habit : Cultivated

finally a pilea. yes it is as you diagnosed. plant of florida and mexico, weed really, how did it get so popular? in india,,,, hong kong etc\this a question to botanists and forrest officers et al among our members?

… showed a case from mahabaleshwar several years ago 
Plant For ID : Mahabaleshwar : 05AUG15 : AK-11 : 11/11

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