Wonderful Chinese Money Houseplants
The Chinese money houseplants are ideal houseplants as it is pretty undemanding, fast growing and leafy all year round. Not to be confused with the lucky ‘Money Plant’, this Chinese money houseplants originates from Southern China and is also known as Missionary plant and Pancake plant. These plants only just come to our attention although some gardeners appear to have been cultivating it for years. These houseplants will looks excellent set in your home against a modern urban setting or equally any home where it will get the love and care it needs. It only grows to around 1ft (30cm) tall and has small, thick, round, peltate, succulent leaves. These are usually around 10cm in length upon long green stems which become woody as they mature. It produces small white flowers which are sometimes tinged with pink but these flowers are mostly insignificant as the main focal point of this plant is the succulent leaves.
Chinese money houseplants appear to be best suited to a partially shaded position, so will grow well on a windowsill in light but not in direct sunlight or in the corner of a room where it might not receive enough sunlight. They prefer a well-drained soil but they will grow in most types of soil as long as it is free-draining. The Chinese money plant will grow well in a cool room.