'Coin Plant / Chinese Money' / Pilea Peperomioides

'Coin Plant / Chinese Money' / Pilea Peperomioides

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Deets: Pilea peperomioides is an Asiatic perennial herb that is native to Yunnan Province in Southern China at the foot of the Himalayas. Pileas are a part of the stinging-nettle family, Urticaceae. Plants in this family usually have stinging hairs filled with irritating histamines. Achoo! Inflorescences consist of clusters of highly-reduced (missing more than one whorl), unshowy, unisexual flowers. Many plants in this family are considered weedy. Some Urtica are used as an herbal tea for various blood and menstrual ailments. 

Names: Chinese Money, Coin Plant, UFO Plant, 

Light: Thrives in medium-bright indirect light. Can tolerate a few hours of bright direct light. Loves a north or east facing window.

Water: Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. 

Grower: Beginners, all types.

Pet Friendly: Yes

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