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  • Easy, Good Luck Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12-14 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Searching for a novel gift to put a smile on a friend’s face? Or hunting for a low maintenance, hardy plant to add to your home/office collection? Well, Chinese Money Plant, otherwise known as Pilea peperomioides, Friendship plant, Pancake Plant, and UFO Plant, may be just what you are looking for! This perennial succulent with its disc-shaped, emerald-green foliage dotted with ivory spots is rumored in certain Chinese circles to offer good luck to its recipients. While the jury is still out regarding the validity of these whispers, there is plenty of evidence to support that this perennial succulent is the perfect choice for any newbie gardener with little free time to spare.  Provided persistent temperatures and elevated humidity, this lovely herbaceous succulent will provide color and charm all-year long.

Best Locations For Growing Chinese Money Plant

Chinese Money Plant thrives in medium to bright indirect light, temperatures ranging between 65°F to 75°F, and humidity levels between 50% to 75%. Since Chinese Money Plant is nontoxic to people and pets, you can display this lovely evergreen perennial in any room and not worry about little hands or little paws.

Chinese Money Plant Sunlight Requirements

Chinese Money Plant prefers medium to bright indirect light. While this herbaceous succulent can also tolerate low light, its leaves may turn a deeper hue.  Any room with south-facing, west-facing or east-facing windows should provide ample light; however, make sure to move this lovely house plant out of any direct light to prevent sunburn.

Chinese Money Plant Care

Start your Chinese Money Plant in a 6-inch or 8-inch pot with fertile, acidic, well-draining soil. This fast-growing evergreen will normally need to be repotted only once every two to three years. If you want to increase your amount of good luck, you can propagate these emerald gems by using offsets. Give the new plant as a special token of friendship to a friend.

Watering Chinese Money Plant

This herbaceous succulent does not require frequent watering. Water when the top 2 inches of soil are dry and allow the soil to dry out a bit between watering sessions. Decrease the watering frequency in the winter. 

Feeding Chinese Money Plant

Feed your Chinese Money Plant a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once during the spring season and once during the summer. Dilute the formula to 50% of the manufacturer’s recommended strength.

Chinese Money Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 12-14 inches
Mature Spread: 12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description: Blue-Green
Temperature: 50° - 55°F (10° - 13°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%
Common Name: Chinese Money Plant
Other Name(s): Chinese Money Plant, Friendship Plant, Pancake Plant
Scientific Name: Pilea peperomioides
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations