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Chinese Money Plant | Pilea peperomioides
Chinese Money Plant | Pilea peperomioides
Chinese Money Plant | Pilea peperomioides
Chinese Money Plant | Pilea peperomioides
Chinese Money Plant | Pilea peperomioides
Chinese Money Plant | Pilea peperomioides

Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides

Regular price £18.00 £0.00

A long-time favourite among houseplant owners, no collection is complete without a money plant. This one hails from East Asia, but it is not so distantly related from the nettles which grow wild in Britain. 

Money Plants are very easy to look after, just make sure you keep it OUT of direct sunlight and monitor your watering. 

They are also famously easy to propagate. Look out for pups and, once they've got a solid root stem and several leaves, re-pot and share with friends to bring wealth and prosperity! 

Growing pot size: 12cm diameter, 10cm height. 

Pets: Safe

Excludes Decorative Pot

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I fit best in 12cm pots.

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How to care for your Chinese Money Plant

Medium Light

Medium Light

I like part-shaded areas in a well- lit room or a spot near a north- facing window where I won’t get sunlight

Medium Watering

Medium Watering

Wait for the top 2-5cm of my soil to dry out between waterings. This is roughly every 7 days in summer and 10 days in winter

Care

Care

I am easy-going. Just snip off any dry leaves and give me the occasional dusting to keep me looking my best

How your Chinese Money Plant cares for you

Dusting

Dusting

My textured, waxy leaf surface attracts dust, removing it from the air and keeping it away from your lungs

Colour

Colour

The bright green colour of my foliage colour triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel vital and healthy

Connect

Connect

My texture invites direct contact through touch, which will help you build a nurturing relationship with nature

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Chinese Money Plant

Also known as The Pancake Plant and The Missionary Plant, this wildly popular houseplant actually arrived in Europe very quietly, and wasn’t officially documented until the 1950s.  

This plant is famous for producing pups freely in their growing pots, which are easy to detach and re-pot yourself. When you give an offshoot plant to a friend, it's supposed to bring you good fortune - hence the name Money Plant! 

Native to the Yunnan Province in China, Pilea peperomioides was first collected in 1906, but it wasn’t until 1945, when a Norwegian Missionary stumbled upon the plant, that it reached European shores. Money Plants were then spread very organically, sustained mostly by amateurs sharing their plantlets, and their popularity has steadily increased since then. 

Care for Money Plants is simple: give yours medium-bright, filtered light, but never direct sunlight. Pileas will tolerate poorly lit rooms, but this may force the foliage to become oversized.