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Pilea Peperomioides

watering, once a week, depending on the season. On hot summer days they might need a bit more water than on colder days. What’s important is to not keep the soil wet, but let it dry out a bit in between waterings, but also don’t let it dry out completely, either. The plants in terracotta pots might need watering more often because the terracotta absorbs part of the water.

All my Pileas love a spot in front of a window where they get a lot of light, but almost no direct sunlight. This is where they grow best. In a spot where there’s more shade, they will do fine too, but the leaves might turn a darker green. Too much direct sunlight might scorch the leaves. I do rotate my plants a few times a week because the leaves grow in the direction o

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One of my favourite plants at the moment (and a very popular plant on social media) is the Pilea Peperomioides, which is also known as Chinese Money plant, Missionary plant or Pancake plant. What makes the plant so special, besides its great looks, is that it has been spread amongst amateur gardeners via cuttings without being well-known to botanists. That’s probably also the reason why the plant is so hard to get in most countries.

The Pilea Peperomioides originates from China where a Norwegian missionary, Agnar Espegren, found it and brought it to Norway in 1946. Mr. Espegren subsequently travelled widely in Norway and often gave basal shoots of the plant to friends. In this way the plant was effectively distributed around Norway where it is now widespread as a windowsill plant and where it is known as ‘the Missionary Plant’. You can read the full story of the origin of the Pilea

Height

20cm – 25cm

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