Chinese Money Plant
Indoor Pilea peperomioides grows good on bright to part sunny spots with morning, evening and winter sun. If it gets used to it slowly and is not placed directly behind the window it can tolerate the midday sun of the summer. If placed in the garden or on the balcony from spring to fall a light shaded place is also fine.
Regular mixes for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used.
Let the soil dry between the waterings to about 75 % of the pots height. If placed cool during winter reduce watering. Avoid overwatering or drying out.
If the Chinese Money Plant is in active growth a standard liquid fertilizer can be given monthly or spikes or granules every 3th to 6th month.
New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
Pilea peperomioides can either be grown warm the year round or given a winter rest period at 5 to 10 °C (41 to 50 °F). For a short time 1 °C (34 °F) will be tolerated.
Stem cuttings will root at 5 to 30 °C (41 to 86 °F).
Chinese Money Plant, Lefse Plant, Missionary Plant
Up to 30 cm
No but not edible.