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Kokodama Pilea Peperomioides
Kokodama Pilea Peperomioides

Kokodama Pilea Peperomioides

The plant is photographed in a terracotta pot.

About the plant:

Kokodama is sustainable form of hanging planter from natural coconut fibers. The plant breathes and grows well in it. Pilea peperomioides has several names. We can find it as the so-called Missionary plant (because of its historical pilgrimage), chinese money plant or pancake plant – the last two are earned by the specific round shape of its leaves. They resemble pancakes or pennies, so the plant should bring you wealth and happiness.
It is an evergreen semi-succulent plant of the nettle family. It comes from the Chinese province of Yunnan and, as we already mentioned, its history resembles a novel. It was discovered several times and then forgotten until it finally caught on among Nordic growers. It is therefore a plant that was only propagated at the amateur level and was known to botanists only from the 1980s.

Difficulty: For beginners
Cleans the air: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Suitable for hydroponics: Yes
Suitable for Kokedama: Yes

Approximate height of plant with pot : 25 cm
Diameter of the flower pot : Ø 15 cm

svetlo Light

Rather, the plant likes a shadier location with diffused sunlight. Can't stand direct sun. The more indirect light the Pilea has, the stronger and larger its leaves will be. In winter, we can place the plant on a south-facing window.

zalivka Watering

We water roughly once or twice a week, but always when the substrate is dry. We check its moisture with a finger.

vzduch Humidity

Prefers higher air humidity. You can dew, but only when the sun is not shining on the plant.

mnozeni Propagation

The best method of propagation is to separate a small plant growing from the underground rhizomes of a large Pilea. If the shoot has few roots, let it take root in water for a while before transplanting it into the soil.

problemy Common problems

  • Overwatering: Too much water can cause root rot, yellowing and leaf drop.
  • Yellowing of leaves: Too little watering, too low air humidity or too much light.
  • Brown spots on leaves: Burn of leaves from direct sunlight.
  • Twisting of the leaves: Excess light and high temperatures in the summer months, frequent watering.

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