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Pilea Peperomioides 'Friendship Plant'

4" Nursery Pot

Pilea peperomioides, also known as the Friendship Plant or pancake plant, is a popular houseplant that originated in southwestern China. It belongs to the Urticaceae family and is characterized by its distinctive circular, flat, and shiny leaves.

The leaves of Friendship Plant are bright green, round and measure about 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter. They are attached to long, thin petioles that emerge from the center of the plant, giving it a rosette-like appearance. The stems of the Friendship Plant are thin and slightly woody, with a reddish-brown color.

Friendship Plants plant prefers bright, indirect light and can handle average room humidity. This plant is great for beginners and friendly to all your four-legged friends!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Pilea Peperomioides 
  • Common Name: Friendship Plant, Pass It on 
  • Family: Urticaceae
  • Native Range: Yunnan province in southern China

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water: Water about once a week, or when the soil is nearly dry
  • Humidity: High but can handle average room humidity 
  • Temperature: No lower than 55F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth
  • Feeding: Fertilize once month in spring and summer
  • Propagation: This plant produces baby plants or "pups" from the stem or surrounding soil. To do so, cut the plantlet away from the mother plant and then place the plantets into a new pot to grow.
  • Pests: Generally resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, as with all plants, we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets