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How to Care for Pilea Peperomioides

The Pilea peperomioides, also known as the Chinese money plant, is unfortunately not actually made of money. They are known for their bright green, coin shaped leaves. For the most part this plant is very easy to care for, here are some tips to ensure the best growth for your pilea plant.

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How to care for the Pilea peperomioides:

Water:
Water once every 1-2 weeks, and make sure you let the soil dry between waterings. Water until you see water start flowing through the bottom of the drainage holes. If you plan on giving the plant brighter sunlight it will need to be watered more often, as opposed to if you give your plant lower sunlight it will need to be watered less.

Light:
This plant does well with bright indirect light, direct sunlight may burn the leaves. This plant goes towards the sun, so rotate your plant a few times a week to ensure that it does not grow lopsided.

Humidity:
The humidity in your house will do fine for this plant however, don’t be afraid to mist your plant every so often.

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Temperature:
Between 65-75ºF is perfect for this plant. Make sure during the winter that it does not sit near any heating vents, as it can cause the leaves to drop.

Fertilizer:
During the spring and summer, once a month you can give your plant a liquid fertilizer.

Soil:
Place your plant in well draining soil and you can use any all purpose or tropical soil mixture.

Container:
Choose a container with holes at the bottom to allow for good drainage. It is important to replant every 1-2 years however, do not replant within the first year of buying it as it can cause the plant unnecessary stress.

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