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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This plant does not require any extra humidity and does well in a drier environment.
- 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.
- For best results, use a general liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength twice during the spring and summer.
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