Earthy luck! One of our favourite plant & eco-pot combinations
The Chinese Money Plant with its unique flat coin-shaped and glossy leaves inside a biodegradable handmade coconut fibre bowl 'Kokodama' and a hanging rope, will be the perfect combination to add green charm to any corner of your home!
A long-time favourite among Feng Shui experts and easy to care for, the Chinese Money Plant is a great choice for new gardeners. It can resist if you forget to water or feed it and, with the proper care, you will see it thrive!
This Chinese Money Plant variation is from East Asia and is not so distantly related to the nettles which grow wild in Britain. It is as well considered by NASA as one of the best plants to remove impurities from the air! Great for offices and apartments in sky-high buildings.
Our eco-friendly Kokodama bowls are made in Sri Lanka in collaboration with local communities, every bowl sold will help projects that give school children a better future! and they are an eco alternative to displaying the most beautiful plants at home.
But what is the correct spelling?
Kokedama: A Japanese tradition, they are bowls made with moss on which the plant grows.
Kokodama: Our Kokodamas are based on the Japanese tradition but made with coconut fibre, hence the slight variation on their name!
Key Benefits of the Chinese Money Plant Kokodama
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 centimeters you can plant them in a new own pot, preferably in the Spring.
Chinese Money Plant Kokodama Care Tips
- Chinese Money Plants will thrive if kept away from direct sunlight and with regular watering.
- Make sure to remove the plant from your Kokodama before watering and place it back once the water is not dripping from the container.
- You may need to hydrate your plant more often in the warmer seasons. Make sure the soil is dry between watering to prevent root rot and once a month, it will appreciate feeding with diluted fertilizer.
- 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.
The Chinese Money Plant Story
Each unique plant grows slightly differently. As they mature, they expand more vertically and they can start producing very small flowers.
Where is it from?
The Scottish Botanist George Forrest was one of the first explorers to arrive at the province of Yunnan in the South West of China in 1906 and 1910. Through his travels, he was the first one to collect the incredible Pilea Peperomioides.