Pilea Peperomioides 'Friendship Plant'

Description

The Pilea Peperomioides is a trendy houseplant that is easy to grow and propagate. While this plant has a few common names, it is best known as the "Friendship" or "Pass It On" plant because it produces offshoots from its base that you can easily repot and share with others. This 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