Scientific name: Pilea Peperomioides
Common names: Chinese Money Plant, Missionary Plant
Height: .05′ to 2′
Spread: .5′ to 1″
Sun: Sun to partial shade. Will easily lean towards light.
Water: Moderately watered.
Soil: Needs good drainage in containers, sandy to loam.
Frost Tolerant: No
Drought Tolerant: No
Method: Division, Cuttage
Separate and divide healthy plantlets, or take stem cuttings and place in soil.1 For best results, use heating mat.
Not toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.3
- 1.Pilea peperomioides. The Royal Horticultural Society. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/13015/i-Pilea-peperomioides-i/Details. Accessed March 23, 2020.
- 2.Dr Cribb P. A Chinese puzzle solved – Pilea peperomioides. WildChicken.com. http://www.wildchicken.com/nature/garden/ga008_a_chinese_puzzle.htm. Accessed March 23, 2020.
- 3.Watermelon Pilea. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/watermelon-pilea. Accessed March 23, 2020.