Kiereweed is a perennial tropical native to the Caribbean. This low-growing herbaceous is mainly grown for ornamental purposes.
Pilea depressa reaches up to 16 inches (40cm) in height. The stems are creeping, thin and smooth. The leaves are small, oval, glossy, and have a wavy edge. The color of the upper part of the leaf is usually green or light green, and the lower part is reddish-green. Small blossoms are collected in inflorescences. After pollination, the plant produces fruits in small, one-seeded boxes covered with a pericarp. The dormant period lasts from October to February.