UFO plant with flat pancake shaped green leaves in a terracotta pot Pilea peperomoides or Chinese Money Plant shows off its flat coin shaped leaves close view of chinese money plant green glossy round leaves Group of potted Chinese Money Plants also known as UFO Plant or Friendship Plant with green disk shaped leaves

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Chinese Money Plant - Pilea peperomioides

Pilea peperomioides

Chinese Money Plant is a low maintenance houseplant that prefers bright light. It's easy to care for which makes it a great houseplant for beginners. Can be divided and given to friends as starter plants for their collection, hence the name "pass along plant".

Growzone: 9-11

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Chinese Money Plant Pilea peperomioides for Sale Online

Pilea peperomioides or Chinese Money Plant is a rare and very hard-to-find indoor plant native to southern China. Known for its round pancake-shaped green leaves, the Chinese Money Plant is very popular in modern decor and has become a staple for well-designed interiors. We have carefully cultivated and built up our stock to ensure the availability of this highly sought after and easy-to-grow plant.

The plant's bright green color contrasts wonderfully against white walls or pots, which is perhaps why it's so highly sought after in the minimalist interior design world. Also called Pancake Plant, Pilea peperomioides has a central upright stem, surrounded on all sides by its characteristic perky flat leaves.

It's also called a pass-along plant or friendship plant because you can easily reach in and pull a little "pup" out of the pot and start your friends on their journey to having their own. Pilea peperomioides is spectacularly easy to grow indoors. Simply place the plant where it will receive bright but indirect light, water regularly, and shield from the direct sun. The plant will reward you with seemingly constant growth.

Chinese Money plant is also known as the UFO plant, Pancake plant, and Pass-along plant. As mentioned, it wildly popular in modern minimalist or Scandinavian interiors. Chinese Money Plants are on our list of Pet Safe Plants For Your Home and Trendiest House Plants for 2020.

Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 12 to 14 Inches
Mature Width: 12 Inches
Classification: Easy to grow
Sunlight: Fluorescent to bright indirect
Habit: Compact habit, densely branching, insignificant flower
Flower Color: White
Foliage: Green
Soil Condition Likes to dry out some between watering
Water Requirements: If unsure, do not water
Uses: Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house, does well with minimal care
This Plants Growzone: 9-11
Chinese Money Plant - Pilea peperomioides Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Chinese Money Plant - Pilea peperomioides

Before you buy a Chinese Money Plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.

How to Water Chinese Money Plant?

How to Water Chinese Money Plant?

The Chinese Money Plant should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn't need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters are another easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require.

How do I plant a Chinese Money Plants?

How do I plant a Chinese Money Plants?

We suggest re-potting your newly purchased Chinese Money Plants into a container 2 inches wider in diameter, and 2 inches deeper than the container it is in currently. Use a well draining potting mix, and be sure not to disturb the roots when transplanting. We recommend adding a slow release fertilizer to the new potting mix before watering in. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a container any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. If planted too deep, the stem of the plant will be covered with soil, retaining moisture and eventually rotting. Keep in mind that this new potting mix will retain more moisture than the previous container, so watering in the beginning should be less frequent.

How to Fertilize Chinese Money Plant?

How to Fertilize Chinese Money Plant?

Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble (liquid quick release), and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic House Plant Fertilizer works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.

What is the Best Soil for Chinese Money Plant?

What is the Best Soil for Chinese Money Plant?

The best soil for houseplants is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition however if the soil you've chosen already has fertilizer incorporated into it there will be no need to add additional fertilizer.


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