6 Things to Know When Taking Care of Chinese Money Plant

Did you know? The Chinese money plant is featured in Scandinavian interiors from the very beginning. Those bright green pancake-shaped leaves provide a welcome burst of colour against the white walls. They’re easy to grow, However, these are a few things that you must take care of. Before you start, read the following tips and advice on caring for your hard-won prize.

What Is the Meaning Behind the Name Chinese Money Plant?

Chinese Money Plant
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The Pilea Peperomioides has collected many other names over these years. That shows how well known this incredible plant is! He is pretty insta-famous and on everyone’s wish list as well.

This is also named as UFO Plant, Pancake Plant, Lefse Plant, Missionary Plant, Bender Plant and Mirror Grass Plant.

Have you ever thought about the meaning behind the nickname ‘Chinese Money Plant’? Well, this particular plant comes from Southwest China. It was believed to bring good luck, money and fortune to the owner. Because the large, circular leaves stack on top look like coins. This is where the idea of a money plant comes from. This little charmer does more than just look amazing. It could actually bring you good fortune too! Isn’t that Amazing?

Pilea Peperomioides Care Guide

1. Light:

If you don’t give enough light then these leaves will bend and curl instead of remaining flat. Moreover, If your plant takes too much sunlight then the leaves will take on a purple hue or have a washed out appearance.  Make sure you move your plant whenever it requires so the plant gets used to the changing conditions.

2. Watering:

Chinese Money Plant
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Keep this thing in mind that if you’re giving good levels of light and the temperature is a little warm then you may need to water a few times a week. And less in Winter or cooler atmosphere.

Sometimes when things get too dry the plant tends to have a droopy look. Aso the stems lose strength and everything starts to flop down. If you’re too bad at watering your houseplants, just look at your plant giving you the hints. That means, if you’ve overwatered, your plant may also do the dropping things.

3. Feeding

Your Chinese Money Plant will produce a fair amount of growth and a load of pups on a regular basis. Hence they will be needing feeding to keep everything working as expected. But don’t do it excessively. You can do it once in a month using a standard houseplant or cacti based fertiliser.

4. Temperature

Chinese Money Plant
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The plant needs temperatures no lower than 13 °C and it needs to be warmer than that to actually grow. So Avoid cold places and keep it away from any risk of frost.

5. Humidity

Most of the homes and workplaces have a decent level of humidity. It’s not something you need to be worried about. But your Chinese Money Plant will struggle in high humid locations. You can mix that in with low light and cool temperatures. And here you have the perfect recipe for the leaves going yellow or various mold or root problems. 

6. Repotting and Soil

Chinese Money Plant
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These types of houseplants need some space and will frequently outgrow their pots also.  Either because the mother plant has grown so much larger or because she has produced so many offsets. When I first got this baby plant it needed repotting twice in the first year due to the growth. Just make sure that you don’t upsize it into a giant container, one or two sizes bigger than the previous pot is enough.

In terms of the soil that Pilea Peperomioides needs, you can use a standard all purpose potting mix as usual. Look for the one very basic labelled as suitable for houseplants. Good drainage is always a plus point as this will help aerate the soil and also give the roots space to grow and room for new babies to form.

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