Tag: chinese money plant

Pilea peperomioides

A lot has happened since the last update on my Pilea peperomioides. The biggest stem is now 30 cm tall and the leaves have turned a much healthier green. 4 months ago it was the size of the smaller Pilea by my TV and the leaves were yellowish green.

At the moment I fertilize a couple of times a month. Fertilizing has helped the plant green up a bit after a long winter. I moved the plant closer to my south facing window as well. It still doesn’t get much (if any) direct sunlight, but the change has been enough to cause some leaves to curl up from stress. Usually they straighten out once the plant gets used to its new position.

Pilea update

There’s always a bit of history with Pileas and the metric ton of pups, they produce. If you own one of these, you’re almost obligated to share a cutting or 30 with friends, family and neighbors.

I got this plant as a smallish cutting 3 years ago from my mom. Since then it has produced around 60 little pups. I wonder how many grandchildren and great grandchildren it has now.