Pilea Peperomides, "Money Plant"
The Pilea Peperomioides is known by many names, including the Chinese money plant, the UFO plant, the friendship plant, or the missionary plant. Noted for its unique pad-like foliage in an eye-catching bright shade of green, this plant has been popular in Scandinavia for years. Cuttings of the plant were taken from its native China by a Norwegian missionary who helped propagate it in Europe and grow its popularity there. It's only become widely available in the USA in the past few years, but has quickly become a favorite of plant enthusiasts on this side of the world too.
Indoor Care A low maintenance species that thrives in a bright spot near a window, but it is best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight as too much direct sun can cause the leaves to burn. However, too little light can cause the leaves to fade and the plant's overall health to suffer, so take time to find a spot that's just right.
Allow the top 2”-3” of the Pilea peperomioides' soil to dry between waterings. Typically, deeply watering this plant once a week will suffice, but it will depend on the amount and quality of light it is receiving. Drooping leaves can be an indication that the plant is in need of water, but always check the soil moisture a few inches below the surface to confirm your diagnosis before watering.
Rotate your plant periodically to ensure even growth on all sides and clean the leaves often so the plant can photosynthesize efficiently.
Toxicity Non-toxic to humans and animals.
Dimensions These pilea come in 4" pots.