Can I use succulent soil for Pilea?
The most important factor in ideal soil for Pileas is drainage. Pileas hate to sit in anything soggy, so a well-draining, quick drying soil is key. For a store bought option, try Cactus & Succulent blends or mix some potting soil you already own with perlite or pumice to increase drainage.
How do you prepare soil for Chinese money plant?
Make sure that you plant your Pilea into a pot with draining holes and add some Perlite to the potting mix. I use a ratio of 4 parts soil to 1 part Perlite to add drainage properties to the soil. Read my article on Plant Drainage to learn more about proper drainage and its importance.
Is coffee good for pilea plant?
Add household scraps to the soil mixture
Add items such as eggshells, leftover coffee grounds and scraps or trimmings from vegetables. These can be mixed right into the soil and will help nourish your plant.