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Kokodama fits in any environment, both inside and out. The kokodama plants can be hung or placed, in the house or outside on the terrace. A nice assortment is already available in all kinds of colors and types.
This Pilea depressa is originally from China and has the nickname of Chinese moneyplant. It is a trendy and much loved plant that is also easy to care for.
The Pilea depressa would like a small amount of water regularly. Keep the plant slightly moist but do not let it become too dry. Check this by occasionally putting a finger in the ground. Preferably no wet feet (root rot).
The Pilea depressa likes to stand in the light, but especially in the summer watch out for too much direct sunlight. The young leaves can then shrivel. If the plant is too dark you can see this by the discoloration (yellow) of the leaves. It is wise to look for another place.
To give the plant the space to grow, you can repot it over time so that the plant can make new cuttings. You can do this by ordering a larger Kokodama hanging pot or by taking a ceramic pot that is at least 25% larger.
The plant does not need much nutrition, you can choose to do this but at least don't give much.
You will see that the lower leaves will become limp or discolor once. Not bad, just cut off and new leaves will grow. In this way you create a small trunk.
Putting a Pilea depressa in place is fun and easy. The plant itself grows small children around the mother plant. It is best to let this sit for a while so that they have grown a little larger. You can then carefully cut them loose and place them in a glass of water. Change the water regularly and you will soon see that the cutting grows carrots. If the cutting has carrots, you can place it in fresh soil. Just take care of it as described above and voilá: your Pilea depressa. Incidentally, it is also possible to do this by placing a stem with a leaf in the water. This is less likely to grow carrots than a cutting, but this is also a way to put on the Pilea.