Pilea Peperomioides “Chinese Money Plant”


One Plant in 4.5″ Plastic Grower Pot

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Pilea peperomioides is an Asiatic perennial herb that is native to Yunnan Province in Southern China at the foot of the Himalayas. Pileas are a part of the stinging-nettle family, Urticaceae. Plants in this family usually have stinging hairs filled with irritating histamines. Achoo! Inflorescences consist of clusters of highly-reduced (missing more than one whorl), unshowy, unisexual flowers. Many plants in this family are considered weedy. Some Urtica are used as an herbal tea for various blood and menstrual ailments.

General Care

Thrives in bright direct light, but can tolerate bright to medium indirect light.
Water every 2-3 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light. 
Normal room humidity is fine, but if the edges burn or crisp, raise the humidity levels.
55°F-85°F (13°C-30°C). It’s best not to let it go below 50°F (10°C).

Level of Difficulty: Easy

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