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Video: Pilea Peperomioides - The Botanical Trend 2020
Indoor plants are a pretty natural decoration that gives movement to the whole decor. In addition, it is a perfect solution to reduce eye fatigue and filter the air in your home. Today we present to you the Pilea Peperomioides - a very easy to care for houseplant, which quickly became a botanical trend of the year 2020.
What are the characteristics of Pilea Peperomioides?
The leaves of the deco star this year are in oval shape. Very cute, with a pleasant green undertone, Pilea Peperomioides fits well in the bedroom, living room, dining room and on the balcony. It is also known as "Chinese currency" because of its origin. In England, you will meet him under a few funny names such as “Pancake plant” which means “crepe plant” or “UFO plant”. It is an ornamental foliage plant of the succulent family whose height is 15 to 60 cm. It requires a semi-shaded exposure and a neutral or slightly acidic soil.
How to maintain your Chinese plant?
This undemanding plant needs sunlight, but not all day. She likes warm environments, but also tolerates the dry air of offices. When it comes to watering, stagnant moisture at the roots is its only enemy. So, water your plant twice a week during the summer and once - during the winter. Empty the saucer after each watering. To have a harmoniously developed plant, turn it regularly. Thus, you will avoid deformation of the rod while seeking the light.
Pilea Peperomioides cutting
Pilea Peperomioides is propagated by cuttings. If you want to grow a small family of Chinese coins, you have to wait until the plant produces suckers. It takes about six to eight months after purchase. Separate a leaf from the mother plant by cutting the stem 5 cm underground. Replant them in a draining substrate and voila!
Depending on the cutting, the plant may have a different stem shape. If you cut the stipules, you will create a plant in the form of a small tree. But Chinese coins are also adorable in the form of clumps.
Pilea Peperomioides - the house's lucky charm
Did you know that Pilea Peperomioides was awarded the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society? This royal plant also has a reputation for bringing happiness, so it is a good substitute for clover. It is also a gift idea for every taste and every desire for decoration. So, do not hesitate any longer on the choice of the gift to offer for a gardener or for Mother's Day. The minimalist style of the leaves can easily be combined with a decorated flowerpot or planter. Choose your favorite style and match it with the interior color where you are going to place the plant. The Chinese money plant goes well with all colors. Avoid only green, so that the plant can stand out.
Pilea Peperomioides goes perfectly with other plants. This is yet another reason why it is preferred by novice gardeners. Place it next to a Hoya Kerri (a very cute heart-shaped plant) or near some interesting green plants. You will, therefore, create an exotic little corner at home.
Pilea Peperomioides - your best friend in the office
If you want to bring a green touch to your office, one of the best choices is the Pilea Peperomioides. Don't worry about leaving it on during the holidays because your precious plant will survive. These little green currencies will not only decorate your workspace, but they will also clean the air. In addition, if you are working on a computer, it is important that your eyes are rested. This plant will help you fight eye fatigue because of its green color.
Can we put Pilea Peperomioides in the bedroom?
There are plants that are not recommended to be placed in the bedroom because of the substances they release while they breathe. Pilea Peperomioides is not one of them. Decorate, therefore, your room by putting it on the dresser or directly on the floor. In the latter case, choose a plant pot on foot. This design is perfect for a modern Scandinavian style interior. The Chinese plant is also a great night table decoration.
Pilea Peperomioides - a charming plant to decorate your interior
Pilea Peperomioides is often preferred by interior designers because of its simplicity. It is a perfect decoration for your minimalist style living room. As shown in the photo above, you can simply put the plant in a monochrome planter. We recommend the color white or vanilla, because they adapt perfectly to all styles and colors of a home.