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Pilea peperomioides - Chinese Money Plant

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4.8 out of 5 stars


About This Product

Species Name: Pilea peperomioides

Common name(s): Chinese Money Plant 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Circular coin-shaped foliage on long stems
  • Easy care makes this plant an attractive houseplant for all types of plant lovers
  • Though popular, this can be a challenging plant to find

Recommended Pot Size: Medium 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: 60-80 °F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Light watering needs. Allow soil to dry out near completely. 

Lighting Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate - Fast

Height: Up to 12”

Origin: Southeast Asia, China

Regional locality: Shaded most rocks in forests between 1500-3000m altitude

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Rotate your plant regularly to prevent uneven growth 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Best online place to order

I was kind of nervous to order this plant in the mail due it it’s fragile leaves. I have ordered from Josh’s frogs before and they always package very well, they were the only one I trusted to order it from. Of course it arrived to my door in perfect condition, minimal leave loss! I could not be happier.


5.0 out of 5 stars

Very healthy

They look very healthy and are way bigger than I expected. I ordered 2, one for a terrarium and one to have as a house plant, and overall I am super happy with how they look.


5.0 out of 5 stars

Very happy!

Plant arrived in great condition! Very happy! it got 2 new leaves the first week!


4.0 out of 5 stars

Plant was clearly healthy and shipped quickly, but sustained some damage.

The price for this plant is totally unbeatable. I've been unable to find this plant at local greenhouses and plant shops, despite it's current popularity. Most shops online are charging between $20-40 for one medium sized pilea peperomioides, which in my opinion is way too expensive. It arrived healthy with a decent root system that made it easy to replant in a larger pot. However, three leaves were damaged (one small one that needed to be trimmed off, and two large ones that should recover, but will be scarred) due to the shipping conditions, which were less than ideal (messy to unwrap due to soggy paper wrapping and some spilled soil, and the plants were a bit squished). It was slightly smaller than the plants pictured. However, they were still warm (thanks to a heating pad) and moist when they arrived, and I have no doubt that this plant will do well. Overall, I'm extremely pleased. I ordered 3 other plants as well, which shipped without any damage and are all similarly healthy and happy. I'm quite satisfied.

Mark Allen Lover of plants

5.0 out of 5 stars

Price great and delivery fast

I am enjoying my plants. They are getting so big and green.

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