How to treat drooping leaves on your Pilea peperomioides

How to treat drooping leaves on your Pilea peperomioides

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Drooping leaves on your Chinese money plant can be a sign that it is feeling stressed!


  • Your Pilea’s leaves are drooping

  • Overall, the plant may look ‘stressed’ or ‘sad’

You should check to make sure that it doesn’t have any other symptoms that could be indicative of a different problem. For instance, check the soil to see how wet it is - droopy leaves can be a sign of overwatering, which can be harmful to your plant. However, if drooping leaves seems to be an isolated problem, then it could just be a sign of stress - Pilea’s can be sensitive sometimes, but luckily they can recover quite quickly from this.

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Pilea peperomioides can be susceptible to damage from stress, and aren’t huge fans of change. For instance, a common cause of this can be if you have recently moved it.

This is an easy fix - all you need to do is give it some time to settle down and it should hopefully recover by itself.

To help it along, just make sure that you minimise the risk of exposing it to any extra stressors as much as possible during its recovery time. For example, keep it out of strong/harsh sunlight and try to stick closely to your care schedule to avoid over- or underwatering.