This adorable plant, also known as the Pancake and Missionary Plant, UFO Plant, or simply Pilea, is originally from Southwestern China. The plant’s crown is the focal point of its distinctive appearance. Each new leaf grows up and out of the plant in a saucer-shaped shape. These discs can grow up to 10cm in diameter!
These beauties are easy to care for and very popular around the world. Although chinese money plant can be propagated easily, the tiny plants that grow from the mother plant are slow-growing. However, it is well worth the effort! They are great for potted plants as they don’t grow very tall (20-30 cm). The plant will get heavier as it ages, and the stem will bend and twist. You can prop it up to make a twisted stem or stake it upright to ensure a straight stem.
You can have multiple Chinese Money Plants in one pot to create a beautiful ‘bowlful look. You can either allow the baby plants from the mother plant to grow in the pot, or you can plant multiple cuttings/baby trees together. The Chinese Money Plant can increase and, given enough light, can double in size every year. You can encourage rapid growth by repotting your plant in a larger pot (2-5 cm) or fertilizing it regularly.
The Pilea Peperomioides is also known as the Chinese Money Plant. It is an attractive, green beauty that many people love. It is easy to care for and has a beautiful green color. Pilea Peperomioides is a well-known and sought-after plant. This beautiful houseplant can also be called UFO Plant or Pancake Plant. We are often asked what the meaning of the Chinese money plant’s nickname is.
We mean light to be your savior. However, not placing your money plant directly in the sun is essential as this can cause leaf discoloration. The purple will fade over time to become its original lime-green color. Placing your plant in a sunny area or on a ledge where the sun can reach it is best. Although the Chinese Money plant and most succulents can adapt to many situations and treatments, it will eventually become a love-hate relationship. It won’t survive long if it is constantly overwatered. Before you water your plant, check it thoroughly and wait until the soil dries out before you do it again. Winter tip – You must water your plants enough to keep them moist.
A good tip for choosing the right pot to plant your money plants is to choose a medium-sized pot with holes at the bottom for drainage. This will prevent root rot, which can occur when the pool is filled with too much water. Fig & Bloom did the hard work, and our Money plant comes with a ceramic pot with feet (120m). You can trim your Money Plant as you wish, but if you notice dead or dry leaves, getting rid of them is a good idea. Use sharp, clean shears to trim your Money Plant’s excessive growth.