Plant Care Chinese Money Plant
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Chinese Money Plant

4.6 out of 5 (401 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 245
Chinese Money Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 166
Chinese Money Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 160
Chinese Money Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 90
Chinese Money Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 66
Chinese Money Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 43
Chinese Money Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 22
Chinese Money Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
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@Javabean4
Evansville, IN
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…

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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…

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Tacoma, WA
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…

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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…

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@Sinsin
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…

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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…

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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…

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Marysville, WA
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…

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Norwich, England
Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Apollo by Faithplants on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

A few years ago, my friend gifted me a baby from her pilea mothership plant, since then my home has become swarmed with money plant propagations. I have SO many. If you are looking for an easy to pro…

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Drdrey avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Money Plant named Paul McCartney by Drdrey on Greg, the plant care app
04/03/2021

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…

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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 located in Washington, DC.

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.

Plant care guide for Chinese Money Plant in Washington, DC

Washington, DC

93% High

Growing Chinese Money Plant in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Chinese Money Plant in Washington, DC

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Money Plant in Washington, DC

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 3.8% ☀️

July 24th, 2021

Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 3.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.6 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Money Plant in Washington, DC

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Washington is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of …

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Washington, DC ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Chinese Money Plant thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Washington, DC, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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