The most popular species, with its round-shaped funny-looking leaves.
Common name : Chinese money plant
Scientific name : Pilea peperomioïdes
Family : Urticaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
The Chinese money plant - or simply Pilea - is the most popular species of Pilea, loved in Scandinavian-styled homes where its bright green pancake-shaped leaves provide an adorable and welcome burst of color against white walls. It's easy to grow and propagate from cuttings !
Sowing & planting
15 - 60
6 - 7
Plant my chinese money plant
To choose the location, you need a bright place without too much direct sun - especially that of the afternoon - and away from the radiators. Pileas are small-growing plants, a 3 liters pot is often enough.
For planting use potting soil for indoor plant - rather woody so - or a beautiful compost well decomposed and very woody, very draining. It is sometimes advisable to add peat, but it is a nonrenewable resource, so it's up to you ... Beware, the pilea likes moist, do not place them in a draft!
Water my chinese money plant
You should water your pileas twice a week on average, when the upper soil has dried. Of course, you will have to adapt the frequency according to the seasons and water only every 12 days in winter.
N.B: The pilea is a neutral to acid soil plant, avoid watering it with tap water, which is usually limestone.
Spray my chinese money plant
In dry weather, spray your plant with soft water, clean the dust on the leaves: it will be all the more beautiful!
Repot my chinese money plant
Every year, in March, change some of the earth of the pot, or find a bigger pot. Use potting soil for indoor plant - rather woody - or a beautiful compost well decomposed an dwoody.
Fertilize my chinese money plant
In summer, pour every 2 weeks a liquid fertilizer for green plants - or a good compost juice diluted to 1/10 if you have some!
A slow-release fertilizer is possible ...
Stop every fertilizing in the fall, and until the end of the following spring.