Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)

12,00

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Pilea peperomioides, also known as Chinese money plant, pancake plant, friendship plant, lefse plant, missionary plant or ufo plant… we lost the count with the names! It’s a species of flowering plants in the family Urticaceae, native to Yunnan Province in southern China.

 

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Description

Pilea peperomioides, also known as Chinese money plant, pancake plant, friendship plant, missionary plant or ufo plant. It’s a species of flowering plants in the family Urticaceae, native to Yunnan Province in southern China.

The story of Pilea peperomioides has it that a Norwegian missionary Agnar Espegren brought it back to Norway from China in 1946. He then shared the basal shoots with his friends and since he travelled often, the plant was effectively distributed around Norway. Pilea peperomioides is now a widespread window sill plant known as ‘Missionary plant’ in Norway.

Pilea is an easy to care for plant that likes heaps of light. You can easily propagate it fro the readily available basal shoots or leaf cuttings.

Size: The stems of this plant are about 20cm tall & it comes in a 12cm plastic nursery pot.

Care Tips:

Light: Pilea likes a lot of light, keep it in a bright indirect light spot.

Watering: The soil needs to mostly dry out between waterings, with more watering required in warmer, sunnier weather. If the leaves start to look slightly droopy, that’s a sign that the plant needs water.

Temperature: It can withstand temperatures as low as 10C, thus if you are lucky to be in a tropic zone, you can even plant these outside all year.

Propagation: This plant is fairly easy to propagate. It is said that even a leaf with a stem can root in the water. A happy plant will eventually send baby plants through the soil, which you can pluck out and seperate from the mother plant. If their roots aren’t well developed,  place it first in a glass of distilled water. If the little plantlets roots are established, simply plant it in the soil.

Soil: Well-draining potting soil, and a pot with drainage holes is necessary.

Good news: Pilea Peperomioides is not toxic to animals.

It will look beautiful with Violaine Toth Cosmos Planter.

Delivery Time

Germany 1-3 days

For all other countries delivery time can range from 3-10 days.

At the moment we are processing the orders on Mondays only – so if you order from us on a Wednesday it won’t be processed until the following Monday.

 

Due to bio laws our plants are shipped only to the countries of European Union, Norway and Switzerland. Shipping fee includes packaging and handling costs. All parcels are send with tracking number. We cannot guarantee specific delivery times. Please note: we aim to get all orders shipped within 7 working days from the date of order.

 

To avoid plants being held up in the post, we only post them out Monday to Wednesday (depending on the season) if shipping inland Germany or Mondays only when shipping in EU.

 

When ordering in winter, please know that we ship our plants with heat packs included in the package. We can however postpone the shipment if the temperatures go below 0.

 

Please note that some damage can occur during transit on occasions, despite our best efforts to package our plants ready for travel. We hope you understand if that does by chance occur.

Disclaimer

An example picture gives a trustworthy image of the plant with good care. The plant at the example picture is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. The eventually delivered plant may differ in for example size, number of flower branches, etc.

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