Pilea Peperomioides

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Pilea peperomioides, aka Coin Plant or Chinese Money Plant, is an Asiatic perennial herb that is native to the Yunnan Province in Southern China at the foot of the Himalayas. Pileas are a part of the stinging-nettle family, Urticaceae. It produces offsets very easily, and that, along with the fact that its care is quite simple, makes it a great plant to share with your friends.

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The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

Like most plants, Pilea leaves start to face toward the light as the plant grows. If you want your plants growth to stay full and even (rather than all facing one way) rotate the pot every few days. Increase the humidity if leaf edges crisp and provide more light if you start seeing white dots on the leaf.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Pilea Peperomioides

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Pilea Peperomioides

Botanical Name: Pilea peperomioides

Pilea peperomioides

Common Name: Chinese money plant, UFO plant, Pancake plant, Missionary plant, Coin plant, Friendship plant

Chinese money plant, UFO plant, Pancake plant, Missionary plant, Coin plant, Friendship plant

Origin: Southern China

Southern China

This is a Pilea peperomioides, also known as the Coin Plant or Chinese Money Plant, and it is an Asiatic perennial herb native to the base of the Himalayas in Southern China. Before 2017, they were very difficult to find and classified as rare but, since then, they have become very easy to get your hands on and this is mostly due to how easy they are to propagate. You can propagate your Pilea through leaf propagation or by removing a pup (i.e. an offset) that has developed as the plant matures. To encourage the best growth on your plant, place it in medium to bright, indirect light and then water when the soil is almost dry - you can even wait until the leaves start to get a little droopy before watering fully again. The beautiful, lily pad-like leaves of a Pilea will start to grow towards their primary light source quite significantly over time so we would recommend rotating your plant every couple of weeks to stimulate even growth on all sides as well as dusting off the leaves with a microfibre cloth.

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