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Pilea Plant (Pilea peperomioides) – Plant

1) Name of Plant ( common Name/ scientific name)- Pilea Plant / Pilea peperomioides

2) Type of plant (Indoor/outdoor)- Indoor
3) Size of pot it comes in- 5 inches
4) Seasonal/ perennial- Perennial
5) Flowering/ Foliage – Foliage
6) Place to keep- Indirect Bright Light



867 in stock

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867 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/07/21

Pilea Plant

Description of Pilea Plant

The Pilea plant, also known as the missionary plant, pancake plant, UFO plant, or just pilea (short for its scientific name of Pilea peperomioides) is originally from the southwestern Yunnan province of China. Popular lore maintains that a Norwegian missionary, Agnar Espegren, took cuttings home with him in the 1940s, and shared them with friends and family. Those plants were spread throughout Scandinavia, and eventually the world, as people passed cutting between friends.

The pilea peperomioides is the cute little kid on the block. Also known as the Chinese money plant, due to its coin shaped leaves, the pilea is any gardener’s delight to grow. It is equally comfortable running the show alone as it is in being part of a bigger cluster. Pileas occasionally bloom, but their pink or cream flowers are very tiny and often go unnoticed. It is also famous for its lure of bringing good fortune, money, and abundance to its owner.

 Plant Specifications

Common Name Missionary plant, Pancake plant, UFO plant
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 12 inches tall on average
Flower Colour Pink, White
Bloom Time Spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care of Pilea Plant


  • Natural indirect bright light is ideal for plant growth.


  • Soil should be well drain and porus.


  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer for Pilea Plant 

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.


  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Pilea Plant Special Feature

Attractive coin shape glossy foliage.

Pilea Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Best for small pots and for hanging baskets.


Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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