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Pilea Peperomioides

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Also known as: Missionary Plant, Gold Coin Plant, Friendship Plant, Chinese Money Plant and the Flyer Saucer Plant

The Pilea Peperomioides is one of our favourite houseplants. It is unusual looking, fast growing and easy to care for. Best of all it often grows plantlets you can cut off and give to your friends.

The height from the base of the pot to the top of the plant 20cm to 30cm, this one is a little tricky to measure as it grows in all directions.

For the pictured leggy pot, the nursery pot sits on the rim of the ceramic leggy pot.

The nursery pot diameter is 11cm. All plants come in their nursery pots, ceramic pots are sold seperately.

This plant is pet friendly!

Facts about your Pilea Chinese Money Plant

The Pilea plant comes from the Cang Mountains in Yunnan Provence in China. If was first collected by the aptly named botanist, George Forrest, in 1906. In its native China the Pilea plant is said to represent good fortune because its round leaves look like coins!

Caring for your Pilea Chinese Money Plant

Light - Your Pilea Chinese Money Plants loves dappled light. The perfect spot has some sun and some shade.

Water - Your Pilea Chinese Money Plant does not like soggy soil, allow the top couple of inches of soil to dry out between waterings, its leaves will start to droop when it needs watering. 

Top Tip - Your Pilea Chinese Money Plant will grow towards the light, make sure you turn it at least once a week to keep it growing straight and tall.

All our plants come with a physical care card, you can also see more information about how to look after your plant and our handy infographic care guides on our plant care page.


Our Green Packaging.

When you buy a plant from Canopy Plants you can be sure we have done our very best to keep your purchase green. Our packaging is sustainably sourced and 100% recyclable or compostable.

All our paper and card is recycled and sustainably sourced.

It wouldn’t be right to be cutting down trees to sell plants!

We don’t use any single use plastic.

When we send your plant to you the pot and roots will be wrapped in a bag that looks like it is made of plastic - it is actually a totally compostable potato starch bag! You can put it in your council compost bin. They are also suitable for home composting.

For fragile items we use potato starch protective peanuts, just wash them down the sink!

Peat free.

We only use peat free compost at our studio. 60% to 70% of our plants are grown in peat free compost and we are pushing to get that to 100% as soon as we can.

Our future totally plastic free.

Our dream is to run a 100% plastic free business, but this is very hard in the business of plants because all of our suppliers use plastic pots. We are working on a ‘Pass on Plastic’ scheme where we give you the option to make your order completely plastic free and we return the plastic pots to our suppliers.


We deliver Monday to Friday. We're fast, and Carbon Neutral!

  • You'll get next day delivery on orders placed before midday Monday to Thursday. Orders made after midday will be delivered on the next delivery day after that.
  • If you order BEFORE midday Thursday delivery will be the next working day, Friday (excluding bank holidays).
  • If you order AFTER midday Thursday or anytime on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, delivery will be the following Monday or Tuesday (excluding bank holidays).
  • If you would like to order a plant but do not want it delivered on the next day please put a comment in the order gift message and nominate a day for delivery.

Delivery.

  • Delivery cost is £5.99 for orders under £60 and free for orders over £60, this discount is auto applied at the checkout.
  • We send our plants to you in specially made sustainably sourced cardboard boxes and every order is sent on a next day service, though we do not always dispatch the next day. We want our plants to be in transit for as little time as possible, so they stay fresh, healthy and live long lives.
  • You will receive a fulfilment email between 3pm and 4pm the day before delivery, this is to let you know we have packed your order.
  • Our courier will contact you shortly after to let you know they will be delivering tomorrow.
  • Our courier will contact you on the day of delivery with a one hour delivery slot.

Delivery Area.

  • We deliver to Mainland UK. Sadly our courier partners do not facilitate deliveries to English Islands, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Islands and Highlands*, orders to these places will be cancelled and refunded.
    *These postcodes are considered the Scottish Highlands by our couriers; AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, IV1-40, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50

Scottish Islands - HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3