Pilea Care 101

With its round, saucer-like leaves on long stalks, this cute little plant looks as if it landed in the living room from outer space. Those round, lilypad-like leaves also give it a common name of Chinese money plant.


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.


Most pileas are pet friendly!

Fun Fact

Pilea plants are commonly cultivated as houseplants because of their easy-going nature and diversity of leaf colour & shape.

Sad Plant Signs

Wilting plant or curling leaves, dry potting mix: Under-watered

Yellowing leaves, black stems: Overwatered



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