United States Edition

Chinese money plant

Pilea peperomioides

Chinese money plant is a plant which belongs to the Pilea genus.

This houseplant Looks a whole lot like others in the Pennywort/Gotu Kola family, but with larger, glossier, foliage.
This plant is originally from the yunnan region of China. Brought to Kew Gardens about 1906 by Forest but material was archived in Scotland.
This same plant was also brought to Scandinavia by a missionary to China around 1946, and passed along in families and to friends until it was grown widely across Europe.

Chinese money plant grows as a perennial and is a flowering houseplant. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

As Chinese money plant is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chinese money plant have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chinese money plant

See our list of companion Plants for Chinese money plant to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Chinese money plant from seed

Transplanting Chinese money plant

Common Chinese money plant problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Chinese money plant plants:

Chinese money plant Folklore & Trivia

The name friendship plant is due to the fact that it originally made its way across Europe via friendly gifting of offsets.

The name Lefse plant is due to the resemblance between the round, flat leaf shape on this plant and the similar shape of a round, flat Scandinavian potato bread called Lefse.

Other names for Chinese money plant

Lefse Plant, Scandinavian money plant, Scandinavian Friendship Plant

Chinese money plant care instructions

How long does Chinese money plant take to grow?

These estimates for how long Chinese money plant takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


Popular varieties of Chinese money plant

View the complete variety list for Chinese money plant »

Chinese money plant Forums

No groups yet - why not start a new one?


Canadian Gardening magazine logo

After browsing MyFolia.com, you could be tossing out your paper-based gardening journal...MyFolia.com is the facebook for gardeners.

More buzz about us...

Latest Activity

Folia Badges and Widgets

Folia Blog Widgets

Want some super cool badges to stick on your blog? What about a funky widget that shows everyone what you are growing? Sounds like you need to get over to our Goodies page pronto!

Tour | About | Help & Support | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Community Guidelines | Goodies

Homegrown by Nic & Nath All photos and content © their respective owners.

Free Gardening database | Free garden organizer | Vegetable garden software | Mobile gardening app

Popular Plants: Tomato | Sweet pepper | Chili pepper | Basil | Bean | Rose | Carrot | Cucumber | Lettuce | Onion | Strawberry | Daylily | Spinach | Potato | Radish