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Easy tips, adaptable systems, and detailed guides for taking care of your plants. Perfect for everyone!

Know more about Pilea Peperomioides

Pilea Peperomioides is an easy plant native to Yunnan, a region of China. It has become very famous on Instagram and Pinterest for its minimal and elegant look that helps to decorate any room.

Pilea Peperomioides is also known by the name of the Chinese Money Plant because of its rounded shape that reminds us of a coin. It has some thick green leaves with a little point in the center that is where the stem joins. In nature, it grows in the shade of taller vegetation and is never in direct sunlight. Its leaves are directed towards the light in an abrupt way and although in nature the light comes from above and that is why it is usually round in shape, in our houses that is not always the case. Therefore, it is advisable to rotate it so that it adopts that symmetrical shape that we like so much.

A lot of people like to propagate this plant because it's a fast grower. Pilea Peperomioides is safe for cats, dogs, babies, and other pets, so you will not have to worry about safety anymore.

Key tips for successful care

  • The flat, round leaves can accumulate dust so give your plant friend a regular shower or at least wipe down the leaves.
  • Rotate the plant to get a simetric shape and make it grow straight.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • If you want to control the shape of the plant, rotate on a regular basis, and use pruners or scissors with a sharp blade.
  • Feed plants monthly during the spring and summer growing seasons with an all-purpose plant fertilizer.

Pilea Peperomioides care guide

Pilea Peperomioides is a plant that loves bright and indirect light like almost all indoor plants, and cannot get direct sunlight, because it burns the leaves. A good spot for your Chinese Money Plant are east, south, and/or east-facing windows if you make sure to filter the light, or place your it a few feet inside to avoid direct sunlight.

This plant tends to move towards the light excessively and that is why, if we want a vertical and / or symmetrical growth, you should rotate the plant periodically to avoid that.

The Friendship Plant can grow perfectly in moderate or ambient light conditions but its growth will be affected as well as its shape since the stems will be lengthened to seek more exposure to light.

Video tutorials of Pilea Peperomioides care and tips

The video tutorials might not be about the same exact plant, but a plant of the same family, which have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a pilea
Video created by Crazy Plant Guy about how to take care of a pilea
Video created by Jolene Foliage about how to take care of a pilea