- Botanical Name: Pilea peperomioides
- Common Names: Chinese money plant, Friendship plant
- Description: Each of its lily pad like leaves float on dainty looking stems that will bob around independently in a gentle breeze. Towards the upper part of every single leaf will be a white, or lighter shade of green, dot where the stem meets the leaf and holds it in place.
- Care: 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.