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
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular 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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Pilea peperomioides - Chinese Money Plant

Chinese Money Plant is a perfect indoor plant that is famous for its lore of attracting money into your life. It is a highly sought-after houseplant and also known as the missionary plant, lefse plant, pancake plant, UFO plant. Known for its charming beauty and dwarf size, it is a perfect addition to the windowsill garden. The round, shiny, peltate leaves become mounded as the plant matures and give the appearance of large, green coins stacked on top of one another. Its adaptation to low light and succulent leaf structure make it an easy-care plant.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
Sale $9.95