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Pilea Peperomioides

Size: 4" Pot
Style: Grower Pot

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  • Pilea Peperomioides, or Chinese Money Plant, is a rare houseplant with coin-shaped green leaves. The leaves have long, thin leaf stems growing around the trunk of the plant. This unique foliage makes Pilea Peperomioides a bold and precious addition to your houseplant collection.

    Pilea Peperomioides is an Asiatic perennial herb native to Yunnan Province in Southern China, growing at the foot of the Himalayas mountains. It is believed that this plant was brought to Scandinavia in the 1940s, and became popular throughout the Nordic countries before spreading to other parts of the world.

    Pilea Peperomioides is a fast grower and can reach about 12" in both height and width.

    A mature Pilea Peperomioides may produce clusters of small white flowers on pink-tinged stems.
  • Pilea Peperomioide needs bright, indirect sunlight. It does not tolerate low light conditions. Too little light can slow down its growth and makes this plant leggy. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent scorching leaves.

    Pilea Peperomioides needs watering about once per week or whenever the first 2" of the soil is dry. Always check the soil before watering and drain well to avoid root rot.

    Pilea Peperomioides does not like waterlogged soil, and the best soil for this plant is well-drained, porous potting soil that can promote healthy root development.

    This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-85°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Pilea Peperomioides thrives in average indoor humidity, and it is recommended that you mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 50%). Low humidity can cause brown patches on the leaves.

    This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.

  • USDA Zone 9-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.


    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via info@bestplantfriend.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.