So when I bought my pilea, I also bought the pot it was displayed in. I got home and repotted it into the new weirdly shaped pot. I then thought nothing of It! It's been about 6 months since then, and I've had two babies that I've been able to propagate from my first plant.
I was reading yesterday about how fast growing this plant is, and I thought to myself that mine wasn't so fast growing. And then low and behold, I found someone else post about their pilea living in an odd pot and not growing very well! I did what they suggested and repotted mine immediately.
Within the hour of repotting it, the leaves have opened up and the plant looks healthier. I am so happy and excited to see if the growth increases over the next couple of months!