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Pilea peperomioides, Chinese Money Plant, Missionary Plant, lefse Plant, Pancake Plant, UFO plant

Pilea peperomioides

Chinese Money Plant, Missionary Plant, lefse Plant, Pancake Plant, UFO plant
Family: Urticaceae
Origin: Southwest China
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

In USDA Zones 9-11, Chinese Money Plant, Pilea peperomioides, reaches an average height of 2-5 feet. A beautiful, small shrub with ornamental foliage, it is perfect for the windowsill garden. Bright light with no direct sun is ideal and semi-shade is best suited for these plants. Taking care to provide a well-draining potting soil and regular waterings, you can watch as the round, peltate leaves fan out into mounds and can easily shape them by rotating once weekly. The delicate foliage requires dusting off every now and then and should also be treated with an all-purpose plant fertilizer in spring and summer. Outdoors, keep away from direct sun but resist bringing indoors when evenings start to get chilly as briefly cooler temperature will give rise to tiny white flowers with pink stems. In colder regions, growing it in a pot is a great idea as it is hardy down to freezing. All the care taken in ensuring the right environment can make your Chinese Money Plant a charm of luck and prosperity!


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