How to care for your Pilea

Use these instructions to care for a Pilea. This guide will tell you how to water your Pilea, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences, and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

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What's a Pilea?

Botanical Classification: Pilea Peperomioides


Pilea are known for their bright green, coin-shaped leaves. They grow well in dry conditions, can adapt to low light areas, and are fast-growing, making them low-maintenance and great for beginner plant owners.

A healthy and happy Pilea will sprout tiny “pups” that you can propagate and add to your plant collection or share with friends!

Fun Fact

Originally from the southwestern Yunnan province of China, The leaves layer on top of each other, giving it the appearance of large green coins—hence its nickname The Chinese Money Plant. This plant is thought to bring good fortune, money, and abundance to its owner, contributing to its popularity as a housewarming or hostess gift.

Pictured Left: Pilea
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Pilea tend to reach for the sun. Rotate your plant each time you water to encourage even and balanced growth.
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