Spotted: An extra space-cial plant, that's truly outta this world - Pilea peperomioides have once again landed at Scrim's! Identified by many other names including UFO plant, pancake plant and Chinese Money plant, they are a popular and enjoyable houseplant to watch grow.
They enjoy a space with lots of bright, natural indirect sunlight. Water when the top layer of soil is dry and try to avoid watering directly into the center of the plant. Instead, aim for the edges closer to the grow pot and allow the water to slowly flow into the center. This will help mitigate the potential for rotting around the base of the plant.
As always remember to remove any excess standing water after about 5-10 minutes to help prevent rotting the roots over time. Be mindful not to allow the soil to dry out completely or keep the soil too moist for extended periods of time.
Another interesting fact to know about this plant is that its leaves will generally grow in the direction of the light, so it is a good idea to rotate your plant regularly. Some people do so once a week or bi-weekly, while others prefer to do so whenever they water the plant.
Pilea Peperomioides in a 4" Grow/Nursery Pot.
According to the ASPCA this houseplant is considered non-toxic to cats, dogs and horses, making it a pet friendly plant option.
Please Note: Plants may not look exactly as shown.