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Pilea peperomioides
Common Name: Chinese Money Plant, Pancake Plant Family: Urticaceae (The Nettle Family)

The Nettle Family has not offered many ornamental plants until now: Pilea peperomioides. Known as Chinese money plant or pancake plant, the round fleshy leaves held outwards on stems that join the leaf near its middle makes it a unique and sought-after houseplant. Pilea is also said to be good luck and to attract money into your life! They are easy to care for in normal household conditions in a moderate to somewhat shady light. Still quite rare, we are pleased to be able to finally offer this cool plant to our customers in Vancouver and the rest of Canada.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourGreen
TypeTender Secondary Bloom Colour
Height4-8" Bloom TimeWinter
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness10-12 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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