Brown spots on my Pilea


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I got my Pilea recently and I noticed some brown spots. Is this a sign of stress or disease?
Thanks for help!
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@Lisa_117 , Hello

To my knowledge, brown spots on the Pilea plant can be caused by a few things:

1. Over-fertilizing - could cause "chemical burn" - be cautious with the doses.
2. Overwatering - the Pilea plant does not like to be wet, the soil must be dry:
Take a match, stick it in the pot and push a few centimeters down, if the match is dry, you can water, but even if the upper layer is dry but few centimeters down it's still wet, do not water the plant.

I have to point out, that brown spots can also indicate sunburn, which means that your Pilea got too much direct sunlight.
Additionally, just to be safe, inspect the leaves and the plant itself for bugs.

Good luck.
 
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@Lisa_117 , Hello

To my knowledge, brown spots on the Pilea plant can be caused by a few things:

1. Over-fertilizing - could cause "chemical burn" - be cautious with the doses.
2. Overwatering - the Pilea plant does not like to be wet, the soil must be dry:
Take a match, stick it in the pot and push a few centimeters down, if the match is dry, you can water, but even if the upper layer is dry but few centimeters down it's still wet, do not water the plant.

I have to point out, that brown spots can also indicate sunburn, which means that your Pilea got too much direct sunlight.
Additionally, just to be safe, inspect the leaves and the plant itself for bugs.

Good luck.
Thank you for your comprehensive answer. You helped me a lot.
Greetings from Germany!
 
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