Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides

Traditionally believed to bring the owner wealth, the Chinese money plant makes a fruitful addition to any home.

Chinese money plants like bright light and warm temperatures, so place them in a sunny room (but away from the window - direct sunlight can scorch their leaves). Water when the top inch or two of soil feels dry and your new plant should thrive.

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Key Facts

  • Origin

    Bright indirect light

    When top soil feels dry

    Ideal temperature

    Did you know?
    This plant is also known as ‘pancake plant’ and ‘UFO plant’

Plant Bio

Originating in Southern China, the Chinese money plant was brought to Europe in 1946 and quickly became a popular houseplant, both for its unusual appearance and its ease of propagation. So many people took cuttings from their friends’ Chinese money plants that it even became known as the ‘pass-it-on plant’.

This plant has many nicknames, but we like ‘money plant’ best. Traditionally, owners would place a coin in the soil of the money plant’s pot in the hope that they would begin to attract enormous wealth. This may be superstition, but it’s certainly worth a shot next time you plan on entering the lottery!

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