Plant Care Chinese Money Plant
1/10

Chinese Money Plant

4.6 out of 5 (510 experiences)

Chinese Money Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chinese Money Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

pancake plant, UFO plant, lefse plant, missionary plant, bender plant and mirror grass

Taxonomy

Pilea peperomioides
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Chinese Money Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 311
Chinese Money Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 206
Chinese Money Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 202
Chinese Money Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 120
Chinese Money Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 85
Chinese Money Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 55
Chinese Money Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 31
Chinese Money Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 9
Shauna avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Shauna
New York
Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Chinese 💵 by Shauna on Greg, the plant care app
08/20/2021

This plant is unbelievably dramatic. Its leaves shrivel when it’s over watered, but they also shrivel when under watered. Its longer stems droop when it’s thirsty then perk up after watering and imme…

Read more

Javabean4 avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Javabean4
Evansville, Indiana
Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Percy by Javabean4 on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

This one I had a hard time getting to grow in my East window. Moved to north window and the darn thing still wouldn’t take off. Finally I put it in an south facing window and it’s FINALLY getting som…

Read more

Sharnirose avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Money tree by Sharnirose on Greg, the plant care app
07/22/2021

I have had a journey with this plant. When I got it, it was kinda unhappy, and with care I managed to get it nice and lush. Then, it started getting a little unhappy and I experimented a bunch w wat…

Read more

Lionelfrankenstein avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Lionelfrank…
Tacoma, Washington
Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Bethany by Lionelfrankenstein on Greg, the plant care app
04/22/2021

These guys grow very fast, and they grow a ton of little pups you can propagate. Keep them in bright, indirect light, and rotate regularly as they have a tendency to lean and twist toward the sun if…

Read more

Plantmomma avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Plantmomma
Meridian, Idaho
Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Mochi by Plantmomma on Greg, the plant care app
08/07/2021

Great plant! They grow SO FAST! They are extremely easy to propagate too. I water it once every 10-14 days or so and it’s happy. I have mine in a north facing window with indirect light. Be sure to r…

Read more

Lucia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named hemingway by Lucia on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

when i first got it i was told to put in low/medium indirect light so i lost many leaves and it was not doing well. i since learned it likes bright light so i have moved it to a southwest facing wind…

Read more

Sinsin avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Sinsin
Downtown Core, Singapore
Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Pluto by Sinsin on Greg, the plant care app
07/21/2021

Its pretty. Easy to take care. It tends to grow towards the sun so its best to turn it ard once in awhile so it wont be lopsided. Water once a week if you live in a tropical area. For some reason, m…

Read more

Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named 1BB by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/28/2021

One of my favorite plants. So unique and fuss-free. Very glad I added it to my collection. It has this delightful spiky and rubbery look. Doesn’t really brown or get crispy like plants with thinner…

Read more

Katiel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Pippa by Katiel on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

I love this plants signature round leaves! It constantly looks like it has static electricity running through it the way it splays out in every direction. So quirky and fun. It’s not hard to care for…

Read more

Nataliahmichelle avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Nataliahmic…
Marysville, Washington
Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Lucky (Pilea Peperomioides) by Nataliahmichelle on Greg, the plant care app
06/02/2021

Of all the plants I have this is my most dramatic. It looks gorgeous when it’s healthy, but if you are off on caring for it just a little it starts yellowing and dropping leaves like crazy. The leave…

Read more

How to care for Chinese Money Plant

Water

How often to water your Chinese Money Plant

Water needs for Chinese Money Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chinese Money Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Chinese Money Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Money Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese Money Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Money Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese Money Plant: repot after 2X growth

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.

Care Summary for Chinese Money Plant

Chinese Money Plant

Chinese Money Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

Trending in your area

Similar to Chinese Money Plant

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in