Chinese Money Plant & Atlantic Pot
Pilea peperomioides with Atlantic Pot Small
Also known as Pancake Plant due to the flat round leaves. This will make a great gift for Father’s Day or any special person in your life!
A long-time favourite 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.
Easy to care for, 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!
Key Benefits — Purifying and easy to propagate
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 NASA recommended to remove impurities from the air. Great for offices and apartments in sky-high buildings.
Plant Care Tips: The Chinese Money Plant
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 a 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.
Pets: Pet friendly
The 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.
Norwegian missionary Agnar Espegren took cuttings of the plant back home in 1946 and from then, it was spread through Scandinavia. Since then, the plant has also been known as Chinese Missionary Plant.
Who is the Chinese Money Plant?
According to Feng Shui enthusiasts, the Chinese Money plant brings good luck, money and prosperity to its owner. Legend says that if you place a coin in its soil, you will become rich!
Good For You!
- Restore: According to researchers, circular shapes are linked to happiness. Because it’s so easy to propagate, it means you can share happiness with your friends and family!
- Purifying: Through photosynthesis, plants can also help remove levels of carbon dioxide in the air and filter toxins..
Is The Chinese Money Plant The Right One For Me?
A popular plant due to its ease-of-care and compact size, it’s well suited for inexperienced plant lovers and small spaces.
It won’t show its best features in spaces with excessive direct sunlight, but it will still appreciate bright areas.
They prefer warmer environments, ideally above 12°C. If you live in colder areas, we recommend placing it in a well-heated room.
Your new Chinese Money Plant
Growing pot size: 12cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 15-20cm
How tall does it get?
The Pilea peperomioides can grow up to 30-40 cm tall with the correct care.
*Decorative pots sold separately.
Easy to propagate and generate impressive low cost gifts for your loved ones, the Chinese Money Plant is perfect for new and experience plant lovers! Get yours now!