Pilea peperomioides aka Chinese Money Plant

Taxonomy

Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Rosales > Urticaceae > Pilea

Common names

Chinese Money Plant, Chinese Missionary Plant, Pancake Plant, Ufo Plant, Lefse Plant, Missionary Plant, Bender Plant, Mirror Grass

How to care for Chinese Money Plant

Difficulty

Chinese Money Plant is generally easy to care for.

Water

Chinese Money Plant should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.

Soil

Chinese Money Plant loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.

Sunlight

Chinese Money Plant may not thrive and may drop leaves if it does not have enough sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to increase the potential for growth.

Toxicity

Chinese Money Plant is not known to cause harm to humans or pets.