Pilea [Chinese Money Plant]

A varied group of upright and trailing plants valued chiefly for their foliage

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Botanical name: Pilea

Common names: Chinese Money Plant

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Description

The Chinese money plant is a beautiful, unique, and easy to grow houseplant. Slow to propagate and only recently gaining worldwide popularity, the biggest obstacle to growing this plant is managing to find one.

Also known as lefse plant, missionary plant, and UFO plant, Pilea peperomioides is frequently just called “pilea” for short. It is native to the Yunnan Province of China. As legend has it, in 1946 the Norwegian missionary Agnar Espergren brought the plant back home from China and shared cuttings among his friends. To this day, the Chinese money plant is easiest to find in Scandinavia, where it is very popular. If you live elsewhere in the world, you might have some trouble finding a plant, but Karuna Nursery has got your back as always. Order away right now!

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