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Flying saucer plant?

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Can anybody identify this houseplant please?
My Mum gave us a cutting earlier this year and it's romping away. She thought it was called a flying saucer plant but a google search draws a blank. My mum's plant had "babies", that's how we got one and though they are not supposed to flower hers did last year with sort of insignificant spikes.




Pilea peperomioides (also called Chinese money plant and Chinese missionary plant).

14 Jul, 2008


or morning glory plant - and is known as Flying saucer plant

16 Jul, 2008


This is Pilea Peperimoides and the best source of info is at this website
I was given a cutting like this after a lot of nagging a work colleague in 1984. She called it a Chinese Money Plant. I have grown hundreds since and some have flowered - once with amazing scented flowers. I have one specimen that fills a huge tub that I put out in the summer and bring in once it gets chilly. They like light but not too much direct hot sunlight. Keep it and love it because you cannot buy them anywhere, they are all handed from one person to another and you have been given a great gift.

29 Sep, 2008

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