Drooping Leaves - Pilea peperomioides

Drooping Leaves - Pilea peperomioides


If your Pilea’s leaves are drooping and it overall looks a bit sad, this could be a sign that your plant is feeling stressed. Pilea plants can be sensitive sometimes, but luckily they can recover quite quickly from this.

However, you should check to make sure that your plant doesn’t have any other symptoms that could be indicative of a different problem. For instance, check the soil to see how wet it is - droopy leaves can be a sign of overwatering, which can be very harmful to your plant, so it's important to ensure that the drooping leaves are an isolated symptom.

On the other hand, drooping leaves can additionally be a symptom of underwatering! This is maybe a bit confusing, but checking the soil should help you to determine whether under- or overwatering might be a potential cause.

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Pilea peperomioides can be susceptible to damage from stress and aren’t huge fans of change. For instance, a common cause of this drooping can be if you have recently moved the plant.

This is an easy fix - all you need to do is give it some time to settle down and it should hopefully recover by itself.

To help it along, just make sure that you minimize the risk of exposing it to any extra stressors as much as possible during its recovery time. For example, keep it out of strong/harsh sunlight and try to stick closely to your care schedule to avoid over- or underwatering.