Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)

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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 15cm tall & it comes in a 10cm plastic nursery pot.

Care tips

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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 10oC, 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 trhough 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 destilled water. If the little plantlets roots are established, simply plant it in the soil.

Potting

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

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.