BLOG

Pilea – A well-rounded plant

February 25, 2021

In recent times, Pilea peperomioides has become a darling on Instagram. Its almost-perfectly round leaves is whimsical and distinctive. This shape is what earned this plant the common name of Chinese Money Plant, for its resemblance to ancient Chinese currency which were round metal medallions with a center hole.

Pilea’s care needs are similar to succulents, with a need for bright light and occasional drying out. When dry, the leaves droop a bit and perks right up when watered. Over time, this plant grows upward with a central stem surrounded by round leaves.

Pilea is a fun plant to grow because it sends baby plants through underground roots called ‘runners’. These baby plants are exact replicas of the parent plant, only smaller and very adorable. You can easily divide these baby plants, pot them up and share with family and friends.

Pilea peperomioides is a species, meaning it is a naturally occurring variety and quite hardy and easy to grow.

Want more plant Care help?

check out our general Plant Care Guide
for more information

Case Study Template

Case Study Template

Case StudyPlantscaping and maintenance for SiemensClient: SiemensDate: March 2020Space: New office in BostonTimeline: Two weeks from first contact to completed installationPlantscape: 126 Small and Medium indoor office plants to complete the look with custom...

Working With a Fast-Paced Startup

Working With a Fast-Paced Startup

Quick turnaround in a tight timeline helped LogRocket move in with ease and delight employees with lush live plants from Day One. Summary Client:  LogRocket, Inc. Space: 5,000 square-foot space near Downtown Crossing Timeline:  Two weeks from first contact to target...

Lululemon elevates store experience with live plants

Lululemon elevates store experience with live plants

Lululemon designs its stores to incorporate live plants and focuses on biophilic design for an elevated shopping experience. With layout changes and other variables, it’s easy for stores to fall behind on optimal plant maintenance. Garden Streets provide a plant...