The Chinese Money Plant is a long-time favorite among houseplant owners, no collection is complete without a money plant. This one is from East Asia, but it is not so distantly related to the nettles which grow wild in Britain.
It has many stems which hold unique flat, round, green leaves! It is easy to care for and it’s the perfect plant for new gardeners. It can survive well if you forget to water or feed it, and with proper attention, it will grow glossy green leaves and beautify your home!
Choose from 2 options
Growing pot size: 12 cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 15-20 cm
Growing pot size: 27 cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 40-50 cm
Key Benefits of Chinese Money Plant
Mature Pilea peperomioides produce baby plants that grow from their roots. Leave the mini-plants in the same pot as their parents for a while. Once they reach 5 to 10 centimetres you can plant them in their own pots, preferably in the Spring.
This plant is one of the plants that NASA recommended to remove impurities from the air. Great for offices and apartments in sky-high buildings.
Chinese Money Plant Care Tips
Chinese Money Plants will thrive if kept away from direct sunlight and with regular watering
If you prefer the plant in a decorative planter, there’s no need to re-pot it, just slide the growing pot straight into it.
You may need to hydrate it more often in the warmer seasons. Make sure the soil is dry between waterings to prevent root rot.
Once a month, it will appreciate feeding with diluted fertiliser.
Wipe the leaves from time to time to keep them shiny and dust-free.
Once every 2 years, if you notice it’s starting to get root bound, re-pot it, preferably in the spring.
Chinese Money Plant Story
Each plant grows slightly differently. As it matures, it expands more vertically and it can start producing very small flowers.
Where is it from?
Scottish Botanist George Forrest was one of the first westerners to explore the province of Yunnan in the South West of China. He was the first one to collect Pilea peperomioides in 1906 and in 1910.