A plant of the nettle family that lacks stinging hairs, native to warm regions and widely grown as an indoor plant.
- ‘A pilea is a tropical plant grown for its attractive foliage, which comes in several colorful varieties.’
- ‘The genus Pilea, a member of the family Urticaceae, contains over 200 species of herbaceous perennials and annuals found in the tropics except Australia.’
- ‘The many species of Pilea (Aluminium Plant) grow best in an east window or a medium light intensity.’
Modern Latin, from Latin pileus felt cap.