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Chinese Money - Pilea Peperomioides

Chinese Money - Pilea Peperomioides

Regular price $16.16 USD
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Common Names: Chinese money plant, Friendship plant
Botanical Name: Pilea peperomioides

    Pilea Peperomioides 'Chinese Money' Description

    The Chinese Money Plant features round, flat, dark green leaves that are perched on long petioles, giving it a whimsical and airy appearance. The leaves tend to grow outward and upward, creating a modern and tidy look. This plant is also known for its easy propagation; small pups or offsets emerge from the soil around the base of the mother plant, which can be easily repotted to grow new plants.

    Care Plan for Pilea Peperomioides 'Chinese Money'

    Light: The Chinese Money Plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate moderate light levels. Direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can scorch the leaves. A north-facing or east-facing window is typically ideal.

    Watering: Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Pilea Peperomioides doesn't like to be overwatered and is somewhat drought tolerant, so it’s better to err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent water from sitting at the bottom, which could lead to root rot.

    Humidity: This plant does well in average home humidity but appreciates higher humidity. If the edges of the leaves start to brown, consider increasing humidity around the plant.

    Temperature: Maintain indoor temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Avoid drafts and sudden temperature changes to keep your plant healthy.

    Child and Pet Safety: The Pilea Peperomioides is non-toxic and safe for both children and pets. This makes it an excellent choice for households with curious pets or young family members.

    General Tips: Rotate your plant periodically to ensure even growth on all sides, as it tends to grow towards the light. Fertilize with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every month during the growing season (spring through early fall). Remove any yellowing or dead leaves to keep the plant healthy and attractive.

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