Pilea Peperomioides &

Pilea Peperomioides 'Chinese Money' on Wood

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Bring newness to your house corners or table tops with captivating green beauty known as Pilea Peperomioides or the Chinese Money Plant. It has become one of the most beloved plants around the world due to the simpler round matte leaves that give a tranquil feel. He belongs to the stinging nettle family but that doesn’t mean it will sting you. This marvelous beauty is also known as Pancake Plant, UFO Plant, Lefse Plant, Bender Plant, Missionary Plant and Mirror Grass Plant. We just love to call it a pancake plant though it is quite a mouthwatering name. 

Pet Safe: Yes 

Skill Level: I am great for beginners

Light 

He is happier when in contact with bright indirect light but when he is kept under direct sunlight, can’t afford it and it makes his leaves dead. But any area with lighter shade always encourages his growth and nourishment. 

Watering

He requires a special treatment in the form of a well-drained potting soil and prefers to live happily in a pot with drainage holes only. Make him feel special by watering him when the soil dries out. He drinks more water in hot and sunny weather. Whenever his leaves start looking a bit slumpy, make sure to water him.

Temperature

He is a pure warm temperature baby who enjoys warmth. If the temperature is between 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 86 degrees Fahrenheit, he becomes livelier. Lower temperatures don’t suit him well, especially the temperatures that remain constantly below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Humidity

He is jolly, lively and glad if you keep him in places with 50% to 70& humidity levels. They also enjoy humidity levels of 50 to 75%. Humidity less than this benchmark becomes the reason for creation of brown patches on its tips or sides of the leaves. You can spray him many times a week to increase the humidity or you can use a pebble tray filled with water. 

Propagation 

You can increase his pilea family from stem cuttings easily. You just have to remove the baby plants from the mother plant and place them in any vase filled with water or any good-looking pot with moist soil in it and you are all set!

Fertilization

When it comes to his special food requirements, you just need to give him fertilizer once a month. An organic liquid fertilizer is best for him after diluting him with the recommended quantity and then giving this to him.  Giving fertilizer to a dry plant is not good so water a plant and then add fertilizer the next day. 

Fun Fact

He is majorly famous as a money plant because of the appearance of leaves. The green stack of rounded leaves on top of each other makes them look like large green coins. It doesn’t actually give money but it is where you should spend your money.



Shipping Information

Where do my plants ship from?

Our plants are procured from our plant nursery in beautiful Southern California and supplied by area, small business, tropical plant growers. We proudly shipp in a custom plant box that will ensure a healthy delivered plant. 

What is the charge for shipping?

What delivery service will deliver my plant?

Our nursery has partnered with Fedex and USPS to deliver plants across North America. We're so confident in our partnerships that we guarantee that the plant will get to your in tip top shape. 

I live outside of the continental United States, will you ship to me?

It depends on your location. At this time we are unable to ship outside of the Continental United States. This includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Do you ship year around?

Most definitely we ship year around, despite your local weather conditions. However, we recommend at least one  Heat Pack per 3 houseplants.

How long will it take for you to ship my order?

We will generally process your order within 2-5 business days of your order being placed. Holiday shipping times may vary. We package the plants at our nursery in Southern California to ensure safe shipping. Check out our packing slideshow for an upclose idea of how you should expect the arrival of your plants.

Should I repot my plant once it arrives?

When you receive your plant, it has been growing in it nursery pot for some time.  It is recommended that your repot your plant so that you have the opportunity to inspect the roots. This is a great opportunity to use a cache pot to match your home decor theme.  We offer a variety of cashe pots for sale. 

When repotting it is suggested to repot in the same size as the nursery pot but if your roots are extensive and full you can "pot up" your plant to a size larger which usually means adding an inch to either side of the plant. Be careful while watering them so they don’t hold too much water or their dirt gets too wet.

We you use Noot Rescue Mix, as a recommended soil for indoor houseplants or use a standard potting mix but be more careful about watering instru

When is the time to "pot up" or transfer my plant into a larger pot?

The answer to this is when your water is draining out of the pot completely and never really gets your soil moistened.  It is then that there are likely more roots more soil. Repotting is usually done once in a year or so. 

Make sure to never "pot up" more than an inch on each side and immediately after potting, lightly water your plant.

Why does my plant look different then the website?

Important The first lifestyle photo is for purposes of showing your plants potential size at maturity and is not a true representation of what you will receive.

Live plants will have variations in color, texture, finish, and size. While we make every effort to display our plants as accurately as possible, there may be subtle differences from what is displayed online.

My plant has arrived damaged, what should I do?

If you have purchased the HAPPY PLANT Shipping Insurance please
READ MORE for further instructions.

It is always my object to #spreadplantjoy. If you have not purchased the HAPPY PLANT Shipping Insurance and your plant shows irreversible damaged due to shipping carrier mishandling a replacement or credit will be available but with a 25% plant replacement charge plus shipping.

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