One of the easiest plants to propagate: the Chinese Money Plant. Or as it is officially called: the Pilea Peperomioides. The mother plant makes new pups right next to its trunk. If you take good care of the Pilea you will hardly be able to keep up with the pups.
- Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)
- Sharp scissors or knife
- Vase with water
- Optional: plant rooting powder
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a Propagation Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)
- First of all, clean the scissors or the knife. It is best to use pure alcohol or disinfectant.
- Then dig out the mother plant so that you have the best view of the pups.
- Then cut or chop the pup as close as possible to the mother plant.
- Apply some plant rooting powder to the wound of the cutting and the mother plant. Let the powder dry thoroughly.
- Don’t you have any rooting powder? That is not a problem. However, the powder can make root growth a bit faster.
- Then put the cutting(s) in a vase with water.
- Make sure that no leaf of the cutting touches the water. Is this the case? Then remove the bottom leaf of the cutting.
- Change the water every week. This way you prevent algae from forming.
- After a few weeks, enough roots have developed. You can then move the cutting from the water to a flower pot with fresh potting soil.