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Chinese Money Plant- Pilea peperomioides

With origins from China and leaves shaped like coins, no wonder why the Pilea peperomioides plant has been ‘coined’ Chinese Money Plant. Its unique lily pad leaves float delicately on its stems creating a feature in any home or garden, whether grouped together with contrasting plants and colourful foliage or on its own.

 

General Care

Sunlight

Thrives in bright, indirect light. Not suited for direct sun or full shade.

Water

Water every 1-2 weeks, keeping soil slightly moist.

Humidity

Mist foliage daily to increase humidity levels around the plant.

Soil

Use good quality, premium potting mix.

Common Problems

The Pilea peperomioides is not prone to any particular pests or diseases, but when grown indoors it is susceptible to a variety of common houseplant pests. Keep an eye out for mealybugs, scale, fungus gnats, and spider mites and treat accordingly if you notice an infestation starting.

Symptom

Droopy stems, dry soil

Cause

Underwatered

Symptom

Curling leaves inwards

Cause

More light is required

Symptom

Brown, crispy leaves

Cause

Burnt/ over exposed from sun

Precautions

Perfect additions for households with pets and children.

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