Pilea Peperomioides , the 'Chinese Money Plant'

Posted: Aug 31 2016


 

The Chinese Money Plant, or it's Latin name, Pilea Peperomioides, is native to the Yunnan province of Southern China where a missionary took clippings from it back to Norway in 1946.

An evergreen perennial with thick, round, dark green, succulent like leaves, it can grow to 30cm tall. 

Ideally suited to a partially shaded position in the house, the plants prefer well drained soil but are relatively easy to care for. Water more during the hotter, summer months and it is recommended you re-pot your Pilea every 2 - 3 years. Remove any old leggy foliage to keep the plant healthy and to encourage new growth.