Formal name: Pilea peperomioides,
Nicknames: Chinese money plant, coin plant, pancake plant, UFO plant, lefse plant, missionary plant,’ “Bender Plant”‘or mirror grass.
Family: nettle family Urticaceae.
Native habitat: Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in southern China, near the foot of the Himalayas.
Difficulty level: easy.
Light requirements: medium indirect to dappled sunlight. This plant does not like direct sunlight.
Watering: Water weekly. Allow soil to dry out before watering. Soil should be dry about 2″ below the surface.
Soil: well drained potting soil. One that’s based on peat moss or coir fiber is best.
Temperature: 55°F-85°F (13°C-30°C). It’s best not to let it go below 50°F (10°C).
Pilea’s are an excellent beginner plant. They require a low amount of care, and have a fairly quick growth rate. The most difficult aspect of this plant would be frequent rotation for even growth. To keep your Chinese money plant nicely shaped, rotate it at least once a week to prevent it from getting lopsided
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