Chinese Money Plant
Also known as
Missionary Plant, Pancake Plant, Ufo Plant, Lefse Plant, Mirror Grass
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Chinese Money Plant Overview
Pilea peperomioides is a succulent, evergreen perennial in the Urticaceae family. Commonly known by the names Chinese Money Plant, Money Plant, Pancake Plant and Ufo Plant, amongst others. This easy to propagate plant makes a fantastic houseplant, growing to a height of around 30cm. It produces fleshy, circular, long-stalked, mid-green leaves up to 10cm in length. Flowers are tiny, pale green, sometimes tinged pink. This plant was originally found in China by Agnar Espegren, a Norwegian missionary in 1946, hence the common name Missionary Plant.
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How to propagate Chinese Money Plant
Detach rosettes in spring.
You can propagate from seed or cuttings.
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Other uses of Chinese Money Plant
A low maintenance plant ideal for conservatories and summer patio plants. It prefers a humid environment.