Plant Info & Care
Pet Friendly Yes
Safe for humans, pets, cats and dogs.
Care Level Easy
Generally an easy plant to grow.
Medium to bright indirect light. Never direct sunlight.
Let the soil dry between waterings.
No extra humidity required.
Air Quality Great
Excellent air purifier. Lowers air pollution, such as formaldehyde and xylene.
The Pilea Peperomioides originates from China where a Norwegian missionary, Agnar Espegren, found it and brought it to Norway in 1946. Mr. Espegren subsequently travelled widely in Norway and often gave basal shoots of the plant to friends. In this way the plant was effectively distributed around Norway where it is now widespread as a windowsill plant and where it is known as 'The Missionary Plant.'
Native to Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in southern China.
Plant Care for All Levels
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Lively Root Customers
Great experience all the way around. Plant was packed beautifully and looks perfect.
The most popular plant I’ve shared with friends. Growth is phenomenal. Very little care needed. I’ve directed others to your website to order this and more.
I ordered the small ZZ plant. Came packaged nicely & the plant was a good size & very healthy. He is thriving in my bedroom window.