Exotic Gardening with Rare and Strange Plants

Pilea peperomioides Large Pilea peperomioides

Pilea peperomioides ‘Chinese Dollar Plant’

If you’ve found your way here you probably already know about this plant. All of a sudden it seems everyone wants the famed ‘Chinese Dollar Plant’. Pilea peperomioides is a wonderful easy to grow plant that is as cute as it is strange. Prolific and fast growing. Tolerant of neglect, thrives with attention and grows as big as the pot provided. I acquired my first plant via a friend as many do; it was from her late father’s plant collection he acquired it nearly thirty years ago.

Some articles that have been written about the plant.

A Chinese puzzle solved – Pilea peperomioides

Roundup: Potted Pilea Peperomioides “Pass It On”

Wonderful houseplants: The Chinese Moneyplant

Due to heavy demand I have grown a small availability of plants to share.

Sold out for the 2016 season.


Mr Nat. Gardener, Plant Nerd
Tips and tales about gardening in one of the most mild climates in Canada. Specializing in rare and strange plants from far out destinations, this is the story of an obsessed young gardener in Victoria B.C. Let's create more tropical gardens in the garden city on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.