Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides

These guys are beautiful, low-maintenance, and grow easily. It's like everything you're looking for in a committed relationship.

This plant ships in a nursery container. See it potted here

Bright, Indirect Light

Providing the highest amount of light without direct exposure is ideal. No. Direct. Light.

Pet Friendly

If Spike were to eat your plant, he'd be totally fine. Your heart? Not so much.

The Chinese Money Plant, unlike other plants, is true to its name as it is native to China's Yunnan Province.

This plant quickly produces new pups that are easy to propagate. Simply cut them off with a clean knife and stick them into moist soil. They can also be placed in water prior to planting—just make sure the roots get to grow at least a half inch long.

Pileas grow best in bright, indirect light and should be rotated once a week to prevent a slanted stem. If leaf curling occurs, the plant may be getting too much direct light and should be pulled back.

Size will vary, but total height is about 8 inches and container width is 4 inches.

How to not kill me

Watering

Water once a week

If that's too hard then we suggest getting a pet rock. Water when the top two inches of soil is bone dry, or when its leaves begin to droop.

Sunlight

Bright and Indirect

Think bright, dappled light that streams through the classiest of sheer JC Penny curtains. The brighter the better, but direct sunlight will burn its leaves. If you see leaves curling, it's a sign your Pilea is getting too much light so just pull it furth

Humidity

Slays in high humidity

It comes from the tropics so mist it frequently with a spray bottle, or use a humidifier to amp up the moisture in your space. It'll thank you by looking good and staying alive.

Protip

Overhead light is ideal

Pileas grow best if placed in an area that gets indirect light from above.