How do you shorten Pilea?
How should you cut a Pilea plant in half? Find a green spot on the stem about halfway up your plant and cut it completely in two using a sharp, clean pair of scissors or knife. Root the top section of the plant in water, repot it in soil, and you’ll have turned your one Pilea into two.
Can you cut back a Pilea?
Chinese money plant pruning should be done on a very limited basis, because you don’t want to interfere with the natural rounded look of this plant. However, cutting Pilea peperomioides can be done if you want to keep it bushy and short. You can trim off a lot of the stem and see vigorous new growth very quickly.
How do you keep Pilea short and bushy?
Dead leaves should regularly be removed to encourage a bushy plant! Pinching off brown or yellow leaves will encourage new growth.