Chinese money plant, pancake plant
Originating from China, the Chinese Money Plant is an attractive species that has developed a devoted following for its gorgeous, green disk-like foliage and ease of care.
Pilea peperomioides is perfect for any indoor position with bright indirect light.
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The Chinese money plant has been propagated by enthusiasts , yet had not been formally described as a species. It took more than 80 years from its discovery to get a scientific name and to be recognised as a new species. Since, the species has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 2017.
Although rare in the wild and almost endangered, Pilea peperomioides has gain the attention of plants enthusiasts all over the world, creating a massive buzz in social media around it due to its unusual shape. In a very short span of time, it became one of the most popular houseplants and it seems its fame is nowhere near its peak.
The visual comparison to a multiplying pile of coins might have suggested the folk belief that the plant brings luck and prosperity to the home.
Care & Size Guidance
At maturity, a happy plant reaches up to 50cm tall, and may even produce small white flowers on pink tinged-stems.
Propagation is very easy by plantlets that sprout on the trunk or from underground shoots.
Feed every other week with a mild organic balanced fertiliser.