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Chinese Money Plants

Raindrop Chinese Money Plant - Peperomia polybotrya - 3.75" Pot - Easy to Grow
  • Proper name: Peperomia polybotrya
  • Very easy to grow
  • Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water when dry

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How to Grow Chinese Money Plants in Your Garden

If you have never grown any of these plants, then this is an excellent place to start if you are thinking about getting into the Chinese money plants world. I grew up in Florida and loved ever seeing those Chinese money plants that were lining the streets. The Chinese people were always coming by and would ask if we wanted some.

We would all take one and see how it worked. If you want to grow your own, you need to go down to your local nursery and get a few. You can buy from there or even grow them yourself in pots. There are some things that you should know before buying.

One thing that you should know before buying is what type of soil they like. Most of the time they will pick out a pot that has certain types of soil in it. One important thing to remember is that they don't all grow on the same type of soil. Some will grow on desert-type soil while others will grow on wetland-type soil. So do some research before you buy your plants.

Secondly, you should also find out how fast the Chinese money plants can grow. They don't all grow at the same speed. Some can grow as fast as three feet in just one month while others can take years. So when you buy, make sure that it is fast. Make sure that it has room for your growing seasons.

Thirdly, if you plan on keeping the plants indoors, then you should buy one that will be inside out. This means that when you water them they will soak up the water and then drip it back into the ground. This way you won't have to worry about them being gone when you want them to. So look for this kind of plant.

Fourthly, before you buy, you should know how much water your Chinese potted plant needs. Most of them do need a certain amount of water to thrive. So check with the retailer or the manufacturer. Also, check for the manufacturer's care instructions on the leaf labels.

Lastly, before you buy, you should consider how big your Chinese money plants are going to be. This goes hand-in-hand with what kind of growth patterns you want. If you buy one that is too small, you are wasting money by not using it. If you buy one that is too big, it probably won't fit in your home and you'll be stuck with it.

So to get started growing Chinese money plants, try to pick up some seeds at your local nursery or plant store. Then read up on what Chinese money plants should grow well together. Buy the one that you think is best. When you get it home, make sure to water it regularly and give it some sunlight.

Do the following to prepare your plant for planting. Cut off the top of the pot if it is big. This will help it retain more water. Place it in an area where it can get the most sun and air. Make sure you are near a sunny window.

Make sure your potted plants are near their container. That way they are properly positioned and it is easier for them to grow. Do this also for seedlings. They have to be close enough to each other to avoid disease. Otherwise, they won't survive.

You can buy Chinese money from several sources. China has a surplus and now they have products all over the world. Some Chinese herbs that grow well together are Red Peony, Da Maoling, Chinese Evergreen, Flowering Cherry, and Chinese Mulberry. All of these are easily available at garden centers and even in Chinese markets around the country. You can buy them from Chinese herbal stores, or at large chain grocery stores.

If you buy a lot of these at once, you can sell it for a good profit. Keep the leaves and dry for some days before selling. Keep buying and selling the money plants until you have no more left. Once you have sold all of the money plants, repot them into new pots and put them in a separate location. Keep re-potting them for another few years.