Pilea Plant Care

Family: UrticaceaeBotanical name: Pilea Peperomioides

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Pilea or Chinese Money Plant has become extremely popular in the last couple of years among house plants lovers. They grow pretty fast, they are super cute and not too fussy.

Even though she is a succulent, do not leave your Pilea in direct sunlight as she will turn yellow and die. If your Chinese Money plant is growing a bit lopsided try and rotate it every now and then as it grows towards the sun.

Compared to other indoor plants, she is non-toxic so she's the perfect friend for kids as well.


The Chines Money Plant does best in bright indirect light and high humidity. Avoid placing your Pilea in direct sunlight, as it scorches her leaves.

If light is too low your plant leaves will turn a darker green hue and the stems will spread out more.


Water regularly: twice a week during warm months and about once a week in winter. Do not allow plant to sit in water as this may lead to root rot.


Feed with a slow release or organic fertiliser formulated for houseplants.

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