Chinese Money plants: a Care Guide

Chinese Money plants: a Care Guide

Any space, especially smaller spaces, can be made more enjoyable with the addition of a Chinese money plant. Chinese Money Plants, also known by their proper name Pilea Peperomioides, are stunningly beautiful little plants that are well known for their positive energy as well as their great looks. They are believed to be good luck by people in southeast Asia, especially in matters of finance or success. The perky little plant has small round leaves that are colored a rich vibrant green and resemble coins. The plant also goes by other names such as the UFO plant, and more commonly in North America, the Missionary Plant.

Just like every living thing, your plants have special needs that evolve over time. For this particular type of plant, the watering needs will vary greatly depending on where you place the plant, and how much sunlight it gets. Other factors that will have an effect on the amount of watering that this plant will need are the humidity, presence of air conditioning, and the amount of air flow around the plant.

When Should You Water Your Chinese Money Plant?

Most of the time watering your Chinese water plant once a week is sufficient, however, there may be times when you need to adjust that schedule to water a little more often (a couple of times a week) or a little less often (maybe once every ten days). You should be mindful to watch how the plant reacts to watering and use this as a guide to making your adjustments.

Here are some important care steps:

Watering Your Chinese Money Plant

Slowly pour water around the center of the plant and let it filter down the base. If the water flows down the outside of the root ball, the roots will still be dry. That may mean the plant was watered too quickly, or with too much water at once. Your goal when watering Chinese Money Plants is to get water into the roots. Sometimes, you can facilitate this by simply poking holes into the gravel or soil around the plant using a knife or pencil. Use your finger to check the moisture level of the soil, and add more water if it feels bone dry. You will get the hang of the right feeling soon!

Nourishing Your Chinese Money Plant

Use simple fertilizer to keep your Chinese Money Plant Nourished. It should be diluted and used during spring and early fall, which is this plant’s growing season. Apply it about once a month.

Trim off Dead or Dry Leaves

This is a normal part of the plant’s life cycle. It’s the right time to do so when you begin to see dead leaves in the bowl of the plant.

Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Money Plants

Many individuals have similar questions about the proper care, love, and maintenance of their Chinese Money Plants. We are experts in botanical art, and biophilic design, and are more than happy to help those plant owners learn how to properly take care of their botanical friends. Here at Plant the Future we love Chinese Money Plants and are ready to answer all of your questions. 


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