Chinese Money Plant – Pilea Peperomoides

The Chinese Money Plant, scientifically known as Pilea peperomioides, is a delightful and distinctive houseplant that has gained popularity for its unique appearance and lore. Originating from southwestern China, this charming specimen is recognized for its coin-shaped, pancake-like leaves attached to long, slender stems. The leaves, glossy green and prominently round, create a visually appealing display as they radiate from the central stem.

The Chinese Money Plant is not only aesthetically pleasing but also carries cultural significance, believed to bring good luck and prosperity according to Chinese folklore. Its low-maintenance nature adds to its allure, thriving in indirect light and requiring moderate watering. With a preference for well-draining soil and occasional fertilization, the Chinese Money Plant is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. As it graces living spaces with its compact elegance, this plant has become a symbol of good fortune, making it a cherished addition to homes around the world.

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Pot Size

13cm, 8.5cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

17cm, 20cm

Common Name

Chinese Money Plant

Latin Name

Pilea

Watering

Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly in the winter when the plant is in a dormant phase.
Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging, as overly damp soil can lead to root rot.

Feeding

Feed your Chinese Money Plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter.

Humidity

The Chinese Money Plant can adapt to average household humidity. If the air is particularly dry, consider placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier.

Light Requirements

Provide bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. A location with filtered or indirect sunlight is ideal.

Temperature

Maintain a comfortable room temperature between 18-24°C. The Chinese Money Plant is not frost-tolerant, so protect it from cold drafts and temperatures below 10°C

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

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