Pilea Peperomoides


Pilea Peperomoides, the Chinese Money Plant.


The botanical name for this one is a doozy to pronounce! Pilea Peperomoides (Pie-Lee-uh Pepper-o-mee-oy-dees) is a favorite of many people who like to propagate their own baby plants. You have to wait until the plant matures a little, but soon it will start sending up small shoots out of the soil. All you have to do is dig out the shoots and plant in a new pot. Done! You have a new houseplant.


Most people who have a basic knowledge of plant care can grow this one. Give it:

Sunlight – any bright area that gets some filtered sunlight is a great place for this plant.

Water – enough to moisten the soil thoroughly, but do not overwater. Overwatering can cause spotting and yellowing of the leaves.

Fertilizer – Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Smart-Release Plant Food or Espoma Organic Indoor Houseplant Food will help your plant to thrive.


Chinese Money Plants make great gifts. They are thought to bring good luck, sometimes in the form of money, to their owners. Plus sharing babies is fun and always a great way to make friends (at least among us plant people) so at the very least you'll be rich in friends!