Pilea peperomioides - Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides - Chinese Money Plant

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This plant is an expert at propagating! You'll be passing the babies on to friends and family in no time.


Pilea peperomioides                     

PIE-lee-uh pep-per-O-mee-OY-dees

Common Names: Chinese Money Plant, Pancake Plant, UFO Plant, Lefse, Missionary Plant, Pass-It-On Plant, Friendship Plant

Family: Utricacea

Origin: China

Growth: Upwards, clumping

Light: Bright, indirect

Foot Candles: 100 - 200

Water: Keep moderately moist

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 10°C - 24°C

Soil: Regular potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall, terrarium

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Removal of offsets

Interiorscape Use: Desktop plant, living walls

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Yellow leaves with nutrient burn. Disfigured leaves when infested with thrips. Older leaves naturally fall. 

Comments: A very popular and trendy houseplant. It will push out new baby plants from the soil which can be easily removed and rooted to give to friends, earning it some of it’s common names. The disk shaped leaves will direct themselves to the light source and mature plants can have leaves up to 15cm in diameter. 

Toxicity: Safe.