Pilea peperomioides, Chinese Money Plant

(97 customer reviews)

This item ships in a grower pot. Click here for care instructions.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships June 24th - July 1st.
$ 30.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

Pilea Peperomioides, Chinese Money Plant

Pilea Peperomioides, aka Pilea, is a Chinese money plant or friendship plant, which is perfect for bringing nature into your surroundings. They are easy to care for, not to mention, very pleasing to the eye. This plant grows quickly and produces babies that you can share with others. 

Pilea is a fascinating houseplant that you can keep in your residential and commercial areas and is perfect for busy people who don’t have time for long caring sessions.

History

Pilea Peperomioides was discovered in the Southwest province of China, Yunnan Province. The journey of this plant from China to the living rooms of the western world is quite fascinating and mysterious. 

In the early 19th century, Scottish Botanic George Forest traveled to the Yunnan Province and became the first western explorer who visited the province. Later, in 1945, Norwegian missionary Agnar Espegren rediscovered Pilea while living in the Hunnan Province with his family. According to old tales, Espegren took a live sample of this species and packed it in an appropriate box. He brought this to Calcutta with his family and lived there for a year.  

This family brought this Chinese money plant to Norway in 1946. The surprising part is that the plant was still alive at that time. 

Espegren traveled to different parts of Norway and gave Pilea sprouts to his friends. This way, this beautiful plant started to become popular in England, Sweden, and Norway. 

Care

Caring Pilea money plant is not challenging to care for if you already have grown other plants. You need to consider a few things to help them adorn your space. 

Light

The ideal light for your Chinese money plant is bright light. However, you need to avoid direct sunlight. Keeping your plant under direct sun rays for a long time can burn its leaves. Just getting the light shade will encourage their growth. 

Well, they are hardy plants, which means they can survive the freezing weather. Cool temperature also helps them produce pretty white flowers on their pink stems.  

Soil

Pilea Peperomioides grow well in well-drained potting soil. Make sure that you are not using garden soil to plant this species. This will not offer you the results you are looking for. 

Also, don’t ever purchase cheap potting soil for your plants. It can damage your well-grown plants. So, look for high-quality organic potting soil based on coir fiber or peat moss and perlite. 

Water

These plants can communicate with you. So, when you notice that the leaves are beginning to droop, this is the sign that it requires water. 

You always need to check whether your plant requires water or not before soaking it in water. You can check the moisture level in the soil. If it’s moist, it’s better to avoid watering your money planet. 

Let 2” to 3” of the money plant’s soil dry before watering it. Generally, deeply watering Plea Peperomioides’ soil is enough. But it depends on the quality and amount of sunlight it receives. 

Fertilizer

Fertilizing once a month will help this plant thrive. Opt for the organic houseplant fertilizer, and follow the usage instructions mentioned on the product. 

Common Issues

Although the pilea money plant thrives easily, you need to watch a few problems to ensure their growth. 

Pests

One of the most common and challenging problems with the Chinese money plant is pest attacks. Fungus gnats, spider mites, and mealybugs can attack your lovely plant. 

To protect your plants, it’s important to prevent the problem from the beginning. Make an herbal spray from the spray and neem plant, and spray it on your plant. 

Disease

 If you notice drooping, curling, spots, and changing color on your leaves, your plant might be suffering from nutrient deficiency, overwatering, or insect infestation. To solve the problem, you need to water and fertilize it accurately and remove pests. 

Pruning

You don’t need to prune the plant to help it thrive. But pruning can help you grow your plant in a specific shape or get rid of unhealthy leaves. Hence, you can prune them only to make them look healthy and pretty. 

Propagation

The best way to propagate the Pilea money plant is by opting for plantlets that you achieve from the mother plants’ roots. A healthy plant grown in a bigger pot commonly produces these babies. When they pop up from the soil and have their own leaves, they are ready to use. 

Potting / Repotting

You don’t need to report this plant for a year if you purchase it. This plant can survive if you don’t report it for two years. To help them grow steadily, you can report one time a year.  

Additional information

Zone

4a, 8b

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade

Mature Height

6 in – 18 in

Spacing

15 in – 18 in

97 reviews for Pilea peperomioides, Chinese Money Plant

  1. Ronnita G. (verified owner)

    Very beautiful

  2. Heidi D. (verified owner)

    This is gorgeous. I love love love it! It’s so cute. I did however, expect the medium to be a bit bigger, but I am still in love.

  3. Carrie S. (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great condition and does not appear to be in shock from the trip!

  4. Connor P. (verified owner)

    Came just as the picture showed. And they sent me a picture of the actual plant before it shipped!!!!

  5. Allyson Chase (verified owner)

    Our plant arrived in pristine condition! It’s a gift for my best friend, and I couldn’t be happier.

  6. lee wever (verified owner)

    Arrived with yellow leaves

  7. Kristen (verified owner)

    Love it! Very impressed!

  8. Rashema W. (verified owner)

    I love my plant, its still getting acclimated to my home. I would order again.

  9. Sharon (verified owner)

    The plant is beautiful, lush, and healthy; I love it.

  10. Takema O. (verified owner)

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

  12. patricia macias (verified owner)

    I don’t know if its getting used to where I have it but leaves are turning yellow

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Well packed

  14. Theresa Fahy-Ernst (verified owner)

    beautiful plants, well packaged and protected in shipping, very satisfied

  15. Danielle H. (verified owner)

    So beautiful and full

  16. Susan C. (verified owner)

    So far so good, great condition.

  17. Shelly (verified owner)

    Healthy. Exactly as pictured.

  18. Geraldine A. (verified owner)

    The package was delivered upside down. There were no instructions on how to care for the plant

  19. Ambar F. (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy plant. I will purchase from your website again.

  20. Riley (verified owner)

    Tons of mature and new leaves on mine!

  21. Ciarra (verified owner)

    Great communication when shipping needed to be delayed due to the freezing weather crashing unfavorable for the Pilea. It is beautiful and better than the pictures in real life. Great packaging too.

  22. Ozlem O. (verified owner)

    I got it in perfect condition. You delivered extremely fast. I will definitely buy more, thanks

  23. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Highly recommend!!

  24. Angela DeCosta (verified owner)

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It was a gift to a friend. She loved it. Few leaves fell off though when she opened the box.

  26. Donna J. Broussard (verified owner)

  27. BEVERLY D SINGLETON (verified owner)

    Larger than expected, appears nice and healthy.

  28. Carrie Thomerson

    How much is this Pilea for a large size?

  29. Patty Malin (verified owner)

    I am very impressed also with the Money plant.

  30. Sondra C. (verified owner)

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Why others chose the Pilea peperomioides, Chinese Money Plant

Beautiful plant that can promote prosperity

Round leaves look nice

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Who doesn't want a beautiful plant that can help maintain finances as well.

Pet friendly, low care, unique leaves

Always wanted one..

I've seen these pictures of the Pilea plant and fell in love with them! The plant called out to me. Buy me! Buy me! :) Can't wait to receive it.

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I love the shape of the leaves.

Shape of the leaves and color

Love the shape

Watching YouTube videos And i need this in my life

Interesting leaf shape

Looks like good price for size & quality.

Saw it while browsing and thought it looked neat

I really love the circular leaves

Heard it’s good fortune to have them in the house

Always wanted one.

Addition to my collection of good luck Plants. Beautiful plant.

This plant is adorable and unique. I love that it makes a lot of babies to propagate and share!

Building a greenhouse at my own home this was a plant on my bucket list

My pilea at home needs a friend!

Love it

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Wanted one and did not want to leave my home during the coronavirus to go out looking for one. This is a much safer way to shop.

I have one in my office at work, but I need one for home too 😁

The plant looks very sleek!

it looked so full and a great price

One for me and one for a mother's day gift

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