How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Chinese Money Plants

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Chinese Money Plants : Pilea piperamides is a famous houseplant with coin-shaped leaves that looks nice and is easy to take care of. It is also known as the pancake plant, the Chinese money plant, the coin plant, or the UFO plant.

This flowering perennial is in the nettle family (Urticaceae). It comes from southern China and grows wild near the foothills of the Himalayas.

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It is grown mostly for its interesting leaves. Pilea piperamides can bloom with small white flowers in the spring, but when grown indoors, it doesn’t usually flower. Find out how to grow this pretty houseplant.

 

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Chinese Money Plants

 

Light 

Light that is mild to bright is best for the Pilea piperamides. To keep your plant looking even, turn it over every so often. Places that get strong, straight light will burn the leaves, so stay away from those.

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Soil

Put your Pilea piperamides in soil that is rich and doesn’t stay soggy. The best organic potting mix is one that is made from peat or coir. Adding perlite to the dirt will help it drain better and keep it from getting too wet.

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This plant does best in dirt that has a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.

 

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Water

This perennial evergreen is thought to need average amounts of water. Wait until the plant is almost dry before giving it a lot of water.

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The leaves of Pilea piperamides will begin to droop when it dries out, which is a good indication that it’s time for watering.

 

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Temperature and Humidity

For the Pilea piperamide’s, the normal temperature and humidity in a home are fine. As much as possible, keep the plant away from heating vents or walls to keep it from getting too dry.

 

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Even though the Chinese money plant can handle temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), don’t leave it outside when it’s inside.

 

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However, a short time of cold weather in the winter may help to make the plant bloom.

 

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Fertilizer

In the spring and summer, Pilea piperamides does better when it is fertilized once a month. Use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer for best results.

 

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For the amount to use, follow product label instructions. If you want to keep the plant healthy, don’t fertilize it in the fall or winter.

 

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Common Problems With Chinese Money Plant :

 

Curing Leaves

If a pancake plant’s leaves curl up around the sides, it could be because it isn’t getting enough bright indirect light, the room is too hot, or there isn’t enough humidity in the air. This can also happen if you water too much or too little.

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Discolored Leaves

It is usual for pancake plants’ leaves to turn different colors when they don’t like something in their environment.

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If the room is too dry, leaves with yellow or brown tips are often a sign. Also, leaves might fall off.

 

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If your plant is getting too much direct sunlight, the leaves may turn brown. Remember that this plant likes bright light that comes from the side.

The plant is getting too much water if its leaves turn yellow and fall off.

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FAQ :

Is Chinese money plant, aka Pilea piperamides, easy to care for?

It’s easy to take care of the pancake plant, also known as the Chinese money plant. They need water and light that comes from the side. If they are healthy, they will grow new plants that you can enjoy or give to your friends and family.

 

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What kind of light does a pancake plant need?

These plants do well with bright to medium light coming from the side. If you put the leaves in full sunlight, they can get burned.

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