Chinese Money Plant
4.8 out of 5 (58 experiences)
Also known as
pancake plant, UFO plant, lefse plant, missionary plant, bender plant and mirror grass
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These are so cute and look amazing full and lush, as well as sparse and spikey. I have had some issues losing lots of leaves over the winter, and they can be quite delicate or just fussy (in my exper…
Beefsteak begonia is an easy plant to care for if you observe the leaves. Never water until her leaves begin to droop, then she gets a thorough soak. No standing water or the rhizome will rot. She li…
One of my favs :) a very interesting and cute plant. Currently there are so many pups growing on my momma plant so I’m looking forward to having a bunch of little pileas! Does not like direct sun and…
I love the distinct shape of their leaves. Have only ever kept it close to a window. It thrived last summer and has survived winter so far (lost a few leaves). Can’t wait to see this one grow with sp…
The only real issue with piles is that it is constantly reproducing. My mama plant has pushed out a dozen pups. I am always giving them to friends or potting them up. It’s a major grower and pretty r…
This plant has given me several babies and stays green and beautiful. It has been super easy to care for and has received many compliments from visitors.
i’ve had my ups and downs with this plant but it seems to live through literally anything and it sprouts all over the place
This plant is very finicky and need lots of water and indirect light. Best grown in front of a south facing window.
Pilea.com is so helpful and I loved their unique shape and how they spring to life with some sun and love
Also called a friendship plant, because they self propagate and you can pass the babies on to friends!
How to care for Chinese Money Plant
Chinese Money Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Chinese Money Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chinese Money Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.