Pilea peperomioides
Pilea peperomioides
Pilea peperomioides
Pilea peperomioides

Pilea peperomioides

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Size 4"

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  • Scientific Name: Pilea peperomioides
  • Common Names: Chinese Money Plant, Pancake Plant, UFO Plant, Friendship Plant
  • Native Region: Native to the Yunnan province of Southern China.

Light Requirements: Pilea peperomioides prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly in the morning or late afternoon, but avoid harsh midday sun which can scorch the leaves. In lower light conditions, growth may become leggy.

Watering Needs: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged, as overwatering can lead to root rot. Reduce watering frequency during the winter months when the plant's growth slows.

Soil Preference: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mixture of regular potting soil with added perlite or sand works well to ensure good drainage and prevent waterlogging.

How to Fertilize: Fertilize during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer. Apply fertilizer at half-strength every 4-6 weeks. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows.

Hardiness Zone: Typically grown indoors as it is not frost-tolerant. It prefers temperatures between 60-75°F (16-24°C).

Pet Safety: Non-toxic to cats and dogs, making it a safe choice for households with pets.

Additional Care Tips: Rotate the plant regularly to ensure even growth, as it tends to grow towards the light source. Remove yellow or damaged leaves to encourage new growth. Repot every 1-2 years in the spring, using a pot one size larger to give the roots room to grow.