Our Plant Promise (to you).

We take care in growing and packaging our plants so they will arrive in amazing condition (we've sent plants to over 20,000 happy customers!).

If by random chance your plants don't arrive in great shape, never fear. Email our customer service team and we will either replace the plants pronto or refund the purchase price back to you. All you need to do is notify us within 24hrs of your order arriving.

Continue Shopping
Your Cart
← Back to Blog

Plant of the Month: Pilea Peperomioides AKA Chinese Money Plant

Plant of the Month: Pilea Peperomioides AKA Chinese Money Plant

We wrote about the Pilea sometime last year - but the thing is we are still crushing hard on this plant. The Pilea has been an on-trend plant for a while now but strangely enough, they are still hard to find. Our actual babes in the plant nursery are looking mighty fine at the moment so we thought why not make it the plant of the month!

Botanical Name:

Pilea Peperomioides

Common Name:

Chinese money plant, missionary plant, UFO plant, pancake plant, lefse plant or plain old pilea. 


This babe is not native to Australia but hails from South China 


A well-draining cacti / succulent mix is perfect. Make sure your pot has drainage holes as they hate wet feet. 


Loves bright indirect light but can't handle direct sunlight. The stems grow towards the light so be sure to rotate the plant if you want even growth. 


This is kind of like a succulent, it can't handle constantly wet soil. Pop your finger into the soil and if it is dry give it a deep water and allow to dry between waterings. 


This is a show plant, it loves photographs and being the star of Instagram. It is a great, easy to care for houseplant that will reward you with little babies.  


 30 cm


30 cm

Current Size:

7-15 cm tall 

Growth Rate:

 If this baby has good conditions with lots of love it is reasonably fast growing  


The Pilea is low maintenance and relatively pest free

Think this is the plant for you? Shop the look now Pilea Peperomioides. She looks great in our ceramic pots

Plants In A Box Logo

Before you grow..

Subscribe to our newsletter for tips, tricks and nerdy plant info to help you grow + 10% OFF your first plant order (woohoo!)