Botanical Name: Pilea
Common Name: Chinese money plant, pancake plant, friendship plant
Mature Size: Typically reach heights of a few feet.
Sun Exposure: Bright light, but avoid direct sunlight. May even thrive in indirect light shade areas.
Soil Type: Plant in mix that drains well, such as a cactus and succulent based potting soil mix.
Water: Keep moist but allow to dry between waterings. Typically, this will lead to watering about once a week in the growing months.
Temperature: Prefers being inside and inside temperatures- avoid extreme temperature swings.
Potting/Repotting: Extremely fast-growing so repot annually as they outgrow their pots but keep in a relatively small pot as pileas prefer to be slightly root bound.
Fertilizer: Does not need a lot of feeding, but you can utilize slow-releasing pellets or a diluted liquid fertilizer in spring/summer months.
Propagation: Very easy to propagate as it’s known as the pass-along plant! Gently clip pups from the mother plant and place in water. Repot once a root system develops.
Fact: Pileas are one of the most shareable plants in the plant community right now! It’s always fun to follow the lineage of the original pilea and see how many friends/family you can share with.