Pilea peperomioides, often referred to as the pancake plant, Chinese money plant, coin plant, or UFO plant is a popular houseplant thanks to its attractive coin-shaped foliage and ease of care. This flowering perennial in the nettle family (Urticaceae) is native to southern China, growing naturally along the base of the Himalayan mountains.
It is grown primarily for its unique foliage. Although it can produce small, white flowers throughout the spring months, Pilea peperomioides does not often flower when grown indoors.
Thrives in bright direct light, but can tolerate bright to medium indirect light.
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.
Sick Plant Signs
Wilting plant or curling leaves, dry potting mix: Underwatered
Yellowing leaves, black stems: Overwatered