Why are the leaves falling off of my pancake plant (Pilea peperomioides)?


Pilea peperomioides is also known as pancake plant or Chinese money plant. Leaf drop can occur in the fall and, if serious, means that the environment is too cold and/ or the soil is too wet. Move your pancake plant away from the cold micro-climate near a window where the temperature can be significantly colder than the rest of the room. Your Pilea peperomioides may re-grow leaves near the top of the stem (but not all along the stem). Give it ideal growing conditions and you should see new leaves when the growing season begins if roots have not been damaged.

For information on the best care routine and solving other plant problems, refer to our Guide to Pancake Plant Care.


  • Last Updated Dec 02, 2020
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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