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Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides

("pie-LEE-ah pep-er-oh-mee-OY-deez")

£25.50
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Unkillables
Hanging
Desktop

The Chinese Money Plant, or Pilea peperomioides, is a small easy-care houseplant that is great on desktops and tables or as a hanging plant. A small herbaceous plant with distinctive disc-shaped leaves growing on long stalks (petioles), the Chinese Money Plant has a slightly drooping habit that sometimes makes it look as if it is wilting.

The shiny, bright green leaves, which are almost completely round, can grow up to 10cm across.

As the plants get older, they form a distinct stem, and the lower leaves eventually fall off, giving the plant a very distinctive form.

The Chinese Money Plant has been popular with collectors for some time but it wasn't until the 1980s that it was properly classified. It was first introduced to Europe from its native China in 1906, and it is very easily propagated from cuttings, which meant that it was passed among amateur horticulturalists for years before anyone tried to properly classify it.

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Pets & Children

Non-toxic

Height

20-30cm

foli8 Coir Pot Size - read here

14cm

Country of Origin

Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, China

Habitat Conditions

In the wild, the plant grows among rocks in shady, damp forests at high altitude, where it is rare, and possibly endangered. It will tolerate cool temperatures, down to approx. 10C

Plant Care

Light

Medium-low - medium-high. Avoid direct sunlight

Watering

Keep the soil moist, but not wet

Pruning

If the stems get too spindly to be attractive, they can be cut back to encourage offsets to grow. The tips can then be rooted to produce new plants

Feeding

A weak solution of fertilizer can be added to the water every time the plant is watered.

Pest & Diseases

Generally pest free, but keep a lookout for mealybugs. These should be removed by cleaning the plant with a damp cloth or paper towel.
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