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Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Chinese Money Plant Overview

Pilea peperomioides is a succulent, evergreen perennial in the Urticaceae family. Commonly known by the names Chinese Money Plant, Money Plant, Pancake Plant and Ufo Plant, amongst others. This easy to propagate plant makes a fantastic houseplant, growing to a height of around 30cm. It produces fleshy, circular, long-stalked, mid-green leaves up to 10cm in length. Flowers are tiny, pale green, sometimes tinged pink. This plant was originally found in China by Agnar Espegren, a Norwegian missionary in 1946, hence the common name Missionary Plant.

Common problems with Chinese Money Plant

How to propagate Chinese Money Plant

Division

Detach rosettes in spring.

Seed

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Special features of Chinese Money Plant

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Chinese Money Plant

A low maintenance plant ideal for conservatories and summer patio plants. It prefers a humid environment.