The Chinese money plant is an attractive evergreen perennial with large, round, glossy-green leaves on long narrow petioles or stems. The stems are decoratively arranged along a central arborescent (tree-like) trunk, where they may grow upwards or have a slight pendulous habit. Small white flowers may appear on pink-tinged stems in early spring and last for several weeks.
The Chinese money plant is easy to propagate (via cuttings or division of offsets or ‘pups’). As a result of its shareability, it is often given as a gift and is said to bring good luck and prosperity.