Phoebe | Chinese Money Plant | Pilea Houseplant

With her gorgeous, lily pad like circular leaves, Phoebe the Chinese Money Plant is a star in her own right.  She is a very easy to look after plant and highly recommended for those who kill even a cactus.  In China, this plant is traditionally given as a housewarming present but makes a gorgeous gift all year round.

Phoebe Loves

☼ Sunlight: A bright spot without direct sunlight
☂ Water: regularly, her leaves will let you know when she's thirsty
♡ Care: Easy 
◯ Pot Size: fits 15-17cm


She will arrive in a 12cm plastic growing pot, or you can add on a perfectly fitting pot to go with her - I recommend a 15-17cm pot


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Chinese Money Plant | Pilea Houseplant

She’s a very easy to care for plant and likes a bright room, but not direct sunlight.  Take care not to overwater her and ensure the soil is nice and dry before giving her a drink again.  She’ll let you know when she’s thirsty as her leaves start to droop.     Originally from China, cuttings were taken by a Norwegian botanist and she’s been very popular in Scandinavia ever since.  Speaking of cuttings, she’s very easy to propagate and if you look after her well, you’ll be rewarded with babies growing from the main stem (also known as ‘pups’ – so cute!)             

One top tip is to keep turning Phoebe around!  Her leaves naturally gravitate towards the light so you need to turn her to get a well rounded looking plant.     

As with all our houseplants, Phoebe is named after an inspiring woman. This time, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, actress, writer and general amazing woman – if you’ve not seen Fleabag, get on it.  After buying this plant, of course.            

Good news!  Pileas are widely considered to be non-toxic to pets.  Try to keep out of reach though, in case your fluffy friend takes a liking to her.

Standard delivery is £4.99 with FREE delivery on all orders over £50

 All products are packaged and sent within 3 working days and couriered by DHL with next-day delivery.  I will let you know when your order is on it’s way so you can track it!  The £4.99 charge is Mainland UK only – please email for shipping costs elsewhere. 

If you need your plant more urgently, please contact me at hello@femmepetale.com to see if I can offer Express Delivery for your choice.

Going Green:  All of my packaging is recyclable or reused, plants are wrapped in corrugated cardboard for protection and their pots wrapped in a compostable bag – just pop it in your food waste caddy or compost heap afterwards!  If you do spy any sneaky plastic in your order (bubble wrap, air packs etc.) rest assured they’re re-used from orders I’ve received – feel free to keep reusing!  All deliveries are carbon offset too, so you can enjoy your plant, guilt free!

As a small business, customer satisfaction is the most important thing to me.  As carefully as I pack your order, there is a small chance your items could be damaged during transit.

If soil has been displaced or a few leaves are damaged, give them a trim and your plant should be right as rain in a week or two.  If more severe damage has occurred in transit, please email me within 24 hours with photographs and I’ll be happy to support.

In order to process the refund or re-sending of any damaged item, I will need photographs of the photographic evidence of the item(s) claimed for clearly showing damage to external packaging, internal packaging, parcel label on item and damage to the item, within 7 days.  Without this information and photographs, I will be unable to process your refund or send out replacement products.

happy customers

Bought a “phoebe” plant as I can’t seem to keep houseplants alive! Delivery was amazing (plant still seemed happy!) and I even had a little freebie which I also love. Phoebe has settled in nicely in her new pot (also from Iris & Co, beautiful). Couldn’t ask for more and would definitely recommend!

5* Stacy W

I ordered a house plant and pot from Gemma and am really pleased with it so far.  The website pot recommendation was really helpful and also the plant care tips that were emailed to me separately. Gemma delivered the plants herself and the presentation was beautiful. Would really recommend for any gifts (to other or self!).

5* Amelia S

Beautiful plants and excellent customer service

5* Kanye

Bought a beautiful pinstripe calathea that arrived super quickly and in great condition. There was also a hand written note and a care guide which was a very nice personal touch.

5* Sarah Smith

I ordered a houseplant from Iris & Co in the last few weeks and was very happy to receive a healthy, beautiful plant within a week of ordering. Gemma was quick to respond and very helpful. I love the info cards included with purchase that include helpful tips on how to care for each plant! Will definitely order again.

5* Tori Grigg

Lovely plant! Super speedy delivery! My plant has settled in well. She is keeping me company as I work, and makes me a little happier when doing admin!

5* Holly M

Fast delivery. Detailed care card for the plant. Handwritten note was a real treat

5* Belen

I ordered a beautiful plant and pot. They arrived quickly and safely, they were well packaged. I absolutely love them, they look just as good as the photos on the website, I’m really pleased, thank you!

5* Claire H