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Lil' Chinese Money Plant

Pilea Peperomioides

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Shade Tolerant
Pet Friendly
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I'm mad about mist, if you mist me regularly I'll love you forever!


I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.


Keep it consistent, once the top two inches of soil are dry, water me so I keep looking my best.
Botanical name
Pilea Peperomioides
Chinese Money Plant; UFO Plant; Missionary Plant; Pancake Plant
Plant type
Indoor; Cacti & Succulent
Plant height (including pot)
Pet/baby safe?
Baby and pet friendly
Growing Speed
Fast grower - max height 50cm
Nursery pot size

Top tip

These leaves of the Chinese Money Plant can grow up to 15cm wide. If you notice them curling, find a brighter spot for your plant.

About Lil' Chinese Money Plant

The Pilea Peperomioides baby plant earned its nickname, the Chinese Money Tree, for supposedly bringing good luck to its owners. This makes it a Prickle favourite for gifting; superstitions have to come from somewhere, right?

First and foremost, this indoor plant is pet-friendly, so you don't need to worry about any little Pricklettes getting their hands on it. The baby Missionary Plant is a fast grower that reaches a height of around 30 cm, making it the perfect coffee table houseplant.

While it is slightly shade-tolerant, the leaves can curl up if the Pilea Peperomioides baby plant needs to be moved to a brighter spot. Your bathroom or kitchen makes the ideal home for this humidity-loving plant. In fact, your Chinese Money Plant loves the humidity so much, that it wants to be regularly misted too.

To best care for your baby Money Plant, regularly water it, but be sure to not let it sit in water as too much will cause its leaves to droop. Your baby UFO Plant ideally likes it nice and warm between 18-29°C, but don't panic if your home isn't that hot as it can handle temperatures as low as 10°C.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Pilea Peperomioides baby plant questions @prickleplantsuk.