Pilea are plants in the Urticaceae family and are found in most tropical to subtropical areas around the world. I took an interest in this group of plants due to some of the unique foliage on some of the species and the size the plants grow. Many Pilea are considered smaller grower which has made a plant commonly found growing as house plants or in terrariums and small fairy type gardens. Many have dainty foliage with many different types of textures and markings. Most Pilea stay under 8 inches tall. The flowers are normally inconspicuous.