Chinese Money Plant, Pilea peperomioides
Water once a week
Height: 6"Pot Size: 3"Leaves: 6
Bright Indirect Sunlight
Safe for Pets & Kids
Air Purifying Plants, Lucky Plants, Plants for Bedroom, Plants for Living Room, Plants for Table Top
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This plant requires very little maintenance and is easy to grow.
It can grow up to 12 inches tall.
Pilea or Chinese money plant is quite a good air purifying plant. Boost your financial luck, by placing a coin at the bottom of the plant
The Chinese money plant is perfect as a gift or as a tabletop plant which best suuitable to be kept near a bright south window either in your bedroom or living room.
Provide your Pilea with bright indirect sunlight
While your Pilea can tolerate a few hours of bright direct sunlight, too much direct sunlight will discolour & damage their leaves
Misting your Pilea Plant daily helps. Although this indoor plant can also survive in an extremely dry climate
The soil needs to dry out between watering sessions to prevent the roots from rotting. This may amount to deeply watering your Chinese Money Plant once a week in summer. Reduce the frequency in summer
Do not let your Plant get dehydrated. So water it more often in warmer, sunnier weather
Your Christmas Tree will appreciate well-draining soil. So you can consider using Sandy soil or peaty soil mix for growing your plant.
They prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 4-5.5. So you can also add a peat-based potting mixture to increase the acidic nature of the soil.
A general houseplant fertiliser ever 2-3 months during the growing season (spring to summer) will encourage your Pilea's growth.
Your Chinese Money Plant is completely safe, non-toxic and suitable for spaces with pets and children
Wipe down the leaves or give regular showers to prevent the accumulation of dust on bigger leaves and keep your Chinese Money Plant fresh
Pileas may develop white spots on their leaves as a result of salts and chemicals found in tap water. Use filtered or tap water that has been left to sit overnight.
For a nice, balanced shape, rotate your Pilea at least once a week to ensure sunlight reaches every side.
Leaves crisping - Suggests your Pilea has suffered from dry air - Try to increase humidity by misting it often, placing it near a humidifier, or using a pebble tray.
Leaves drooping - Indicates your Chinese Money Plant has been underwatered - A thorough watering should reinvigorate it. Another reason could be the plant may not be getting enough light, so place your Pilea in a bright indirect sunlight position
Pilea colour fading - Pilea leaves may turn yellow from ripe green if it hasn't been fed for a month. Enrich your Pilea with all-purpose 20-20-20 fertilizer that has been diluted to half strength, once a month.
The Pilea Peperomioides, also known as the Chinese Money Plant, is a cute little plant that is an Instagram heartthrob. The bright green, coin-shaped leaves is a visual delight. This fast-growing and low-maintenance plant has tolerance to low light areas and dry conditions, making it a perfect choice for even a new gardener. Thanks to its ease of propagation, once acquired, you will never need to buy another Pilea!