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Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)

This unique plant has fleshy, bright green, round leaves radiating out from a central stem. The Chinese money plant can become quite tall over time and produce multiple pups from underground rhizomes around the base. When happy and healthy it will produce dainty little umbrellas of flowers above the leaves in spring or summer. Although widely cultivated and grown around the world it is regarded as rare and endangered in its natural Chinese habitat.

Growing Conditions

Aspect Chinese Money plants prefer a very bright, indirect light inside or on a patio outdoors.

Soil Use Seasol Indoor Potting Mix a premium potting mix especially formulated for indoor plants.

Pilea Peperpmioides - Chinese Money Plant
Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)

General care

Watering Allow Chinese money plants to completely dry out between watering.

Growing They will look amazing all year round as long as they have appropriate water and nutrition. Look out for flowers in spring and summer.

Potting: Keep in a plastic nursery pot and sit inside a cover pot or plant into a terracotta pot, which will help prevent root rot.

Feeding A liquid or granular fertiliser can be used. Apply granular PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoors once every season. It combines a premium mix of nutrients, seaweed, and microbes for all plants in pots. Supplement or apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES Pots & Planters or PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives every 2 to 4 weeks from spring to autumn and less often in winter.

For a ready-to-use no mixing formula, apply PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants 1.25 Lt trigger spray to the soil. This easy-to-use liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner helps to improve your soil and feed your plants. Apply every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season and monthly in winter if needed.

Watch out Chinese money plants are generally pest free. Overwatering and low light are the only two things that will cause problems. Plants will grow leggy and limp and drop foliage if not given enough bright indirect light. Position near a window but out of direct sun. A spot on a protected patio during summer will speed up growth and strengthen the plant for the following winter.

It is perfectly fine to allow the pot to fill with pups. To grow new plants, remove the small pups by using a sharp blade to cut through the soil and gently pull away. Transplant pups to new pots filled with Seasol Indoor Potting Mix.