The Chinese Money Plant is a long-time favorite among house plant 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!
This plant is one of the plants that NASA recommended to remove impurities from the air
Easy to care for and great for beginners on the plant journey
Non-toxic for pets
Mature Pilea peperomioides produce baby plants that grow from their roots.
Each plant grows slightly differently - ss it matures, it expands more vertically and it can start producing very small flowers
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
Chinese Money Plant Care Guide
Enjoys bright indirect light
You may need to hydrate it more often in the warmer seasons. Make sure the soil is dry between waterings to prevent root rot
The ideal temperatures are 13 to 30 °C
Once a month, it will appreciate feeding with diluted fertiliser
Not toxic to pets
Wipe the leaves on a regular basis
Chinese Money Plants will thrive if kept away from direct sunlight and with regular waterings; Once every 2 years, if you notice it’s starting to get root bound, re-pot it, preferably in the spring
Chinese Money Plant General Information
Native to the province of Yunnan in the South West of China
Wipe the leaves from time to time to keep them shiny and dust-free