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Pilea; Pancake plant


Hi, I’m Lucy. I’m named the Pilea Peperomioides but I’m more commonly known as the Chinese money plant. Since 2017 I have been the ‘it’ plant and demand for my gorgeous circular leaves has been extremely high. I’m nicknamed the lucky plant and have been known to bring good luck and prosperity. My easy going nature and distinctive leaves have made me one of the most loved houseplants on the market.

I was first discovered in the town of Yunnan, China by George Forrest who then sent a sample back home to Norway. Back in the 1900s cuttings of my interesting leaves were passed around. I was quite the jet-setter and made my way through Europe and eventually to the UK in 1960. The rest is history they say. To encourage my even growth I would recommend rotating my pot every week to keep me looking my best. I’m okay in a medium light but I would prefer a bright room. If you place me next to a larger plant I can use their shade to enjoy the bright light without being burnt from direct sunlight.

For all keen plant enthusiasts I am a must have plant. I’m much easier to care for than I look and will reward you with plenty of luscious leaves in the growth season.

Small Height (including nursery pot) 20cm; pot diameter 12cm. (Fits a 12-14cm pot)


Lucy is known for producing ‘pups’ that can be separated from the mother for a brand new plant to give to a friend or keep for yourself.

Lucy's interesting leaves are a staple for any indoor jungle. Her tropical look is unusual and will stand out in any living space.


Lucy likes bright light and regular watering. She’s the ideal candidate to start off any indoor plant collection.


I do love the sunshine but it’s important that I don’t receive any direct sunlight.


I don’t like dry soil and prefer regular watering once the first inch of my soil has dried up.


I prefer a humid environment. I can be placed in a bathroom or near a humidifier.


Once every two months is enough. I’m a fast grower even without fertiliser. Do not fertilise me in the winter months.





A sunny living room or bedroom. A sunny room will encourage new growth.






How do you take care of a Chinese money plant?

Lucy is a wonderful beginner plant. She likes a sunny room, warm temperatures and a humid environment. You can place Lucy in your steamy bathroom provided there isn’t any direct sunlight. She can also be placed in a well lit room nearby a humidifier. The perfect temperature for the Chinese money plant are between 15-30°C. Being quite adaptable to her surroundings, Lucy can cope with a cold or hot room. Every week check the first inch of Lucy’s soil and only water when the first inch has dried out. She is very sensitive to overwatering and her delicate roots will rot if overwatered. If possible only water her with rain or filtered water as the chemicals found in tap water could cause stress to her root system resulting in brown spots on her leaves.

Where should I put my Chinese money plant?

Lucy prefers a well lit room. The best place for Lucy is a metre away from a south facing window. She’s a gorgeous coffee table plant and will push out a lot of new growth in a sunny space. In the winter she can tolerate medium light and will continue to thrive when sunlight is minimal.

Is a Chinese money plant lucky?

Some houseplants are known to bring luck into the home or office. According to parts of Japan and China they are plants that are used for Feng Shui that can bring luck, health and financial wealth. Lucy, Paddy and Jade are all thought to bring good luck and are very often given as gifts to colleagues to be placed in the office.


Use Lucy’s lucky leaves to add decor and style into your living room or bedroom. She’s the perfect size for any shelf, windowsill or bookshelf. If placed on a windowsill make sure she does not receive any harsh, direct sunlight.

Pair Lucy with the uplifting and self care crystals for a living space full of good energy and relaxing vibes.


We use a next day delivery service with one of our trusted couriers. Please allow a little bit of packing time. During COVID and busy times this can be up to 5 days.


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If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.


Our goal is to plant 1 million trees by 2025 to help save our environment.


We individually package our plants with recyclable materials to ensure you receive the highest quality plants. Every plant leaves us with a Pointless Plants quality assured sticker, this means we have checked the plant and it meets our very high standards. ** Please note some plants will contain plastic around them which have been added by growers to protect their delicate leaves. We do our best not add single use plastic to our orders

We send our plants using a next day delivery trusted courier service which will give you shipping updates and the opportunity to rearrange delivery. We do leave a delivery instruction to leave box in a safe place as a quick delivery ensures quality of our plants are maintained. This should also avoid having to reschedule missed deliveries.

99% of the time our plants are delivered safely. Occasionally plants may arrive a little bit damaged. In this case send us a picture within 72hours and we will be more than happy to replace them.

We ship using a next day delivery but, sometimes we need a 3-7day period to process your order. This is because demand fluctuates, we may need extra packing time or plants availability has changed at the last minute. We try our best to make delivery as quick as possible and we are working very hard on reducing our dispatch time.


Returns & Refunds

If you receive your plants and they are damaged from delivery, we will happily replace them. Just send us a picture within 72 hours of receiving them.

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

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Who Are Pointless Plants?

What makes you different from other plant companies?

We don’t see ourselves as a business. Our mission is to make the world a happier, better and greener place. We think delivering houseplants is a good start.


Do you really plant 10 trees for every order?

Yes, we have an API installed on our website which automatically plants trees with Ecologi when an order is made. Our slogan is ‘Create a Jungle’ and we are on a mission to make the world a greener place. We are always looking to do more and when we get the chance to travel, we’re hoping to see our impact first hand. Sometimes we save our trees for a big project where we can help first hand. This isn't just about short term carbon offsetting. This is about long term biodiversity, rebuilding and conserving our planet!




What changes have you made for a safer delivery?

Delivering your plants to you is our top priority. We have implemented social distancing in our office and our team is working from home whenever possible. Our postage carrier has also implicated contact free delivery.



Plant care

Do you have any information on caring for my plant?

Yes we do! On each individual plant page we have a summary of how to look after each specific plant. We will tell you about watering, light and humidity. This will help to get you started.

We also have specific plant care documents on our website. CLICK HERE


Do you have any plants that will purify my home?

Absolutely, many houseplants not only look great but are also busy at work making the air in your home as clean as possible. Check out our ‘Air Purifying Machines’.


Can I put my plant in a room with no windows?

While some plants thrive in lower light conditions, all plants need some light to survive. Check out our top 5 best shade loving plants. (Snake plant, ZZ Plant, Palm, Cast Iron Plant, Peace Lily)


Do you have any plants for my office?

Yes, we’d love to brighten up your work space. Check out our office plants HERE.


I’m a complete plant beginner. Which plants are right for me?

We were all beginners once. We have so many low maintenance plants to choose from which are perfect for beginners. Check out our ‘Pretty hard to kill plants’ 


I think my plant is dying! Help!

We’re here to help. Send us an email ​​ or WhatsApp us on 07308953372 and we can help assist you further.

The most common reason for dying plants is overwatering. If your plant is turning yellow, this is due to overwatering. Always feel the soil of your houseplant before you water to make sure it is dry.


Are your plants pet safe?

This does vary depending on the plant. We have an entire section on pet safe plants. We want to make sure the furry members of your family are safe. Find our range of pet safe houseplants HERE.




Can I cancel or edit my order?

Yes, for most orders we can edit or cancel them, provided your order has not already been dispatched from our warehouse. This could range from 1-6 days and will depend on stock availability.

Email us at hello@pointlessplants.comor WhatsApp us on07308953372​ ​and we will work out the best course of action for you and your new plants.


Is there a minimum spend?

No. You are free to order as much or as little as you like. 


I’m not happy with my plants. What are my next steps?

We’re sorry to hear this! Send us pictures of the problem on any form of social media, email ( or WhatsApp (07308953372). We will base each case specifically on the individual situation.

We will try our best to rectify the problem and leave you with a solution you are happy with.


Does my plant arrive already potted?

All our plants arrive potted in a plastic nursery pot. Some of our plants arrive in decorative pots. This will be clearly stated on the plant’s specific page as to whether the decorative pot is included or not.


Do you offer a gift note option?

If you have any special requests, we’d love to hear from you. Our website does have a 'Add a gift note' section. Send us an email on hello@pointlessplants.comor message on our WhatsApp 07308953372​ if you need anymore help.




Can I pick my delivery date?

At this time we do not have an option for picking an exact date. If you’re in need of your order to arrive on a particular date, please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comand we will do our best to get your plants to you as soon as we can.


How will my delivery be tracked?

Your order will be delivered to you through DHL shipping. You will receive a link from DHL shipping where you can rearrange delivery and pick a safe space. On the morning of delivery, you will receive a 1 hour delivery time slot. If you wish to receive notifications by text please enter your phone number at checkout.


How long will delivery take? 

On most orders we have next day delivery. If you live in Belfast or Scotland this could take up to 48 hours. Depending on stock availability please allow up to 7 days. Please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comif you have any further questions on when to expect your order.


What is the price for delivery?

Delivery is £3.95 for next day and £8.99 for Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Scottish Islands. This could vary due to dispatch time. 


How are you environmentally friendly?

We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All our packaging is made from recycled materials and can be recycled further. Please recycle our packaging if possible.




Do you accept returns?

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.


What is your refund policy?

We will treat each situation individually and work out the best solution for you. Please contact us on WhatsApp 07308953372or email at and we can assist further.