Pilea Peperomioides (Missionary Plant)

Pilea Peperomioides (Missionary Plant)

$20.00 inc. GST

Pot Measurements : Approx. 10cm(Ø) x  7.5cm(H)

The Pilea Peperomioides is known by many names, including the Chinese Money Plant, the UFO plant, or the Missionary plant.

  • Known for its unique pad-like foliage in an eye-catchingly bright shade of green, this plant has been popular in Scandanavia for years.
  • Cuttings of the plant were taken from its native China by a Norwegian missionary who helped propagate it in Europe and grow its popularity there.
  • It’s only become widely available in the USA in the past few years, but has quickly become a favorite of plant enthusiasts on this side of the world too.
Plant Care

LIGHT

  • Pilea will do best in a bright, indirect sunny spot in your home.
  • Even though this plant is part of the succulent family, do not place your Pilea in direct sunlight since it will scorch the leaves.
  • In order to prevent your Pilea from growing lopsided, rotate it at least 2-3 times a week since it grows towards the sun.
  • This plant can adapt to lower light areas, but the leaves will turn a darker green and the plant will spread out more.

WATER

  • Allow the soil to dry between waterings, as Pilea do not like soggy soil.
  • Watch the leaves—when they start looking a tad droopy, it’s time to water your plant.
  • In warmer weather, they need to be watered more frequently.

HUMIDITY

  • This plant does not require any extra humidity and does well in a drier environment.

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE

  • Normal household temperatures between 18 – 23 °C (65 – 75°F) are fine.
  • However, make sure that your Pilea does not sit near the heating vents in the winter, as it will drop its leaves.

PLANT FOOD

  • For best results, use a general liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength twice during the spring and summer.

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