The pancake plant is also called the Chinese money plant or the Chinese Missionary plant and that makes it clear that this beautiful houseplant originates from China, from the mountains of the Yunnan province to be precise. According to tradition, the first pancake plant was taken to Europe in 1946 by a Swedish missionary. It is also said that if you put a coin in the soil near the pancake plant, prosperity will enter your home. Not shooting is always wrong, shall we say. The Dutch name is clear when you look at those large round green leaves on thin stems.
Where to buy?
The Pilea peperomiodes is a relative of the nettle but is not poisonous itself. The plant is now fully established in Europe and is therefore for sale at Intratuin and every store with a reasonable range. The decorative dark green leaves fit in both a classic and a modern interior. The pancake plant can grow quite large and is also a welcome decoration in office buildings. Although no scientific evidence has been found for this, experts believe that the pancake plant is one of the most prolific air purifiers in the plant kingdom. So it’s a good idea to put some in your room.