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Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) - Perennial Plant

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) - Perennial Plant

Common name: Chinese Money Plant 
Scientific name: Pilea peperomioides

Description: an evergreen perennial with flat, round, leathery green leaves and long reddish stems that can grow to a height of 40cm. This plant is also known as ‘UFO plant’ and ‘pancake plant’ due to its unusually shaped leaves. This plant was introduced into Europe from China by a Swedish missionary in 1946 and has since become one of the most popular houseplants mainly because of its strange appearance, but also because many believed that planting a coin in the plant would start to attract wealth, hence its name! The Chinese money plant is a fast grower and will quickly produce many round leaves branching out from a tall stem, creating quite an eye-catching display when placed inside a set-up. These will do well planted in a bright spot at ground level or can be integrated into a background or hardscape. 
Grown in 5.5cm pots 

Place of origin: Southwest China 
Type: evergreen perennial 
Habitat: variable 
Humidity: 50%, tolerates ranges in humidity
Lighting: bright, indirect light 
Temperature: tolerates most temperatures 
Watering: water when top 1-2 inches of soil are dry 
Soil: moist, well-draining soil 
Growth rate: fast 


Please note: live plants may vary in size and colour to the one pictured here. Although we use natural fertilizers and pest-preventatives to keep our plants happy and healthy, we highly suggest removing the plant from its potting mix and washing it thoroughly in distilled water before repotting or placing straight into a set-up. 

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