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Also known as the ‘Chinese Money Plant’. The Pilea is characterised by its unique coin shaped foliage that creates a fantastic display of delicate green disks that adds interesting shapes and textures into your home. This easy to look after houseplant is a great choice for beginners and experts alike.

More about your Pilea plant

The Pilea Peperomioides, is sometimes called the ‘Chinese money plant’ because of the shape of its leaves and is a small houseplant with succulent like leaves that brings a muted look into the home. These plants are also sometimes called ‘friendship plants’ because they produce mini plants quite often that can be given to friends as gifts.

These plants were brought to Norway from China in the 1940s where it quickly spread between people sharing cuttings. This plant wasn't properly classified until the 1980s, but today is a popular and easy to look after indoor plant.

How do I look after my Pilea?

Pilea plant care is simple, making them ideal for beginners or as an office plant. This plant loves bright, but indirect light. Direct light will burn the leaves, so they are best placed indoors near a bright window. These plants will adapt quickly to changing conditions. They become leggy in low light but will quickly correctly return to normal if placed back in a brighter area.

How to water your Pilea?

You should water your plant lightly once a week, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. These plants don't like being too wet. If the leaves start drooping, you are likely under watering your plant. You will always benefit from under watering than overwatering and using a well-draining soil or pot is a great way to regulate this.

Should you fertilize your Pilea?

Only fertilize you plant in spring and summer as this is when you will see the most growth benefit. You should use a liquid fertilizer once a month to get the best growth and look.

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