This is one of the most hunted for house plants out there, and is all over Instagram. The leaf structure and beauty has seen it lusted after by house holders and hipsters alike. They are a rarity to indulge in.
The mid to dark green, shiny leaves are almost a perfect circle with a central stem (paltate). They open on branched stems along a short, narrow trunk. It is a good idea to rotate your pots every so often, otherwise you will find they can become a little lop sided. I do this every time I water.
Chinese Money Plant is very forgiving. It will cope with some dry and a variety of light conditions, bright, indirect light is ideal. Allow to almost dry out between watering. When they are happy they will multiply through stolons in the pot which can then be potted on and shared.
Common names for Pilea peperomioides include The Chinese Money Plant or Baby Pilea.
Cool to Temperate