The Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) is an easy-care plant with a unique look of round disc shaped leaves. They are a plant with many nicknames--Chinese Money Plant, Missionary Plant, UFO Plant, Pilea Pancake--just to name a few. This is a must have for any plant parent!
Bonus: This plant is pet friendly! See more pet friendly, non-toxic plants here.
Here is a simple care guide for your Chinese Money Plant to have fast, healthy growth:
They love medium to bright indirect sunlight. Rotate the pot once a week as the leaves stretch towards light. They can tolerate a couple hours of direct intense sunlight in a day but limit this exposure to avoid burning the leaves.
Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry, which will be more frequently with warmer temperatures. If the leaves curl when the soil is dry, it may be a sign of underwatering.
Temperature and Humidity
Keep your plant in moderate temperatures (18-23℃) and normal room humidity. Mist and wipe the leaves to remove dust and add some humidity.
The Chinese Money Plant is a great beginner plant, and with a bit of attention will thrive in your home or office.