Pilea Peperomioides, or Chinese Money Plant, is a rare houseplant with coin-shaped green leaves. The leaves have long, thin leaf stems growing around the trunk of the plant. This unique foliage makes Pilea Peperomioides a bold and precious addition to your houseplant collection.
Pilea Peperomioides is an Asiatic perennial herb native to Yunnan Province in Southern China, growing at the foot of the Himalayas mountains. It is believed that this plant was brought to Scandinavia in the 1940s, and became popular throughout the Nordic countries before spreading to other parts of the world.
Pilea Peperomioides is a fast grower and can reach about 12" in both height and width.
A mature Pilea Peperomioides may produce clusters of small white flowers on pink-tinged stems.
Pilea Peperomioide needs bright, indirect sunlight. It does not tolerate low light conditions. Too little light can slow down its growth and makes this plant leggy. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent scorching leaves.
Pilea Peperomioides needs watering about once per week or whenever the first 2" of the soil is dry. Always check the soil before watering and drain well to avoid root rot.
Pilea Peperomioides does not like waterlogged soil, and the best soil for this plant is well-drained, porous potting soil that can promote healthy root development.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-85°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Pilea Peperomioides thrives in average indoor humidity, and it is recommended that you mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 50%). Low humidity can cause brown patches on the leaves.
This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.
* Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
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*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.