You can never go wrong with a Pilea Pepromiodies in your plant collection. With its large and eye-catching coin-shaped leaves that dangle on dainty stems, these plants bring a simple but graceful style to your home décor.

“I don’t love the Chinese Money plant,” said NO plant collector ever and you want to know why? It’s because these popular houseplants know how to add a calming but subtle beauty to your home without demanding too much from you.

Known by many names like the coin plant, sharing plant, UFO plant, or the missionary plant. The Pilea Peperomioides is an attractive pancake-shaped foliage that grows naturally at the base of the Himalayan mountains in Yunnan Province of Southern China. They are adored for their glossy round coin-shaped leaves and became popular in this part of the world after a Norwegian missionary, Agnar Espefren brought cuttings with him from China in the 1940s. And right from that time till now, this flowering perennial member of the Urticaceae (stinging nettle) family has continued to capture our hearts with their lily pad-like bright green leaves and dainty stems that whirl around in the gentle breeze. With a dotted white or lighter shade of green at the point where the leaf meets the stem, these simple but stylish plants make a beautiful contrast of color when placed against a white wall. 

But more than their funny whirling dance in the wind, these beauties have charmed hearts with many benefits like these:

Quick Growth: The Chinese money plants are one of the fastest-growing houseplants when placed in the right soil and taken care of properly. At maturity, they can grow up to 12 inches tall and wide and if possible reward you with a few white flowers on pink-tinged stems (although it is very rare for the plant to produce flowers when grown indoors).

Easy Propagation: Another reason this plant is very popular is that it is very easy to propagate. With the right growing conditions, your healthy Pilea Peperomioides can multiply and produce “daughter plants” that are easy to separate from the mother plant. And this makes it easy for you to have your own mini Pilea collection.

Lovely Gift Presentation: Stuck on what to gift a loved one? Don’t worry, a pot of lush coin-shaped Chinese money plant is the perfect gift for all occasions. Gift your loved ones a pot of our cute Pilea Pepermioides and you’ll be glad you did!

Easy Sharing: They are not called the ‘sharing plant’ for no reason you know. Once you get one of our cute UFO plants, you can easily propagate as many as you want and share them with loved ones interested in owning or adding a new plant to their collection.

Pet-Friendly: Good news, pet lovers! The Chinese money plant is perfectly safe for all your furry friends. Give your space an upgrade by getting one of our dazzling Pilea Peperomioides today.

Wondering how to keep your coin plant alive? We’ve got a few tricks for you!

Light

While your's Pilea Peperomioides will do well in medium to bright indirect light, giving them diret sunlight once in a while can help to boost things up. But don’t overdo the direct sunlight exposure as it can burn their delicate leaves. Your plant will not do well in low light conditions, so do well to avoid them. You can also rotate them frequently to get an even growth.

Soil

Your Chinese money plant will thrive and grow healthy leaves when placed in an organic potting mix with well-draining soil. 

Water

Your Pilea plant needs to be watered thoroughly and then left to dry out before watering again. Be sure not to overwater or underwater your plant as this can cause them to have a droopy look and weakened their stems.

Temperature and Humidity

For Pilea Peperomioides, the average house temperature and humidity are good. That said, avoid excessive humidity, overly dry conditions, and temperatures below 50°F. However a short-term exposure to cold during winter can encourage healthy growth. 

Food

Your Chinese money plant produces lots of daughter plants so occasional feeding is important to keep everything healthy and lush. A monthly feeding during the summer and spring seasons will do just fine. But feeding should be avoided during the plant’s dormant state in the autumn and winter months.

Toxicity

The Pilea plant is non-toxic to both pets and children so feel free to keep them within reach. 

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