Baby's Tear Plant

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  • Trailing Stems
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 4 inches
  • Pet Safe

Trailing stems are covered in round, green foliage with delicately scalloped edges. This plant is very dense, and the foliage creates a curtain of greenery as the stems cascade over the side of the pot. Baby's Tear Plant, also known as Soleirolia soleirolii, hails from tropical climates and has a moss-like appearance. This plant is easy to maintain but fast growing and can look unwieldy without regular care.

Best Locations For Growing Baby's Tear Plant

Baby's Tear Plants like high humidity, so a location with increased dampness, like a bathroom or kitchen, is a good fit. The moisture will keep the foliage looking its best while adding a burst of greenery to the space. Place the plant on a shelf or hanger so the stems can cascade.

Baby's Tear Plant Sunlight Requirements

This tropical beauty likes low light. Place Baby's Tear Plant on the opposite side of the room from a sunny window or in a north-facing window. Intense sunlight will scorch the fleshy leaves and stunt growth.

Baby's Tear Plant Care

Baby's Tear Plant is easy to grow and can thrive with limited attention, but routine maintenance will keep this plant looking full and amazing. This is a fast-growing plant that can quickly overtake an area. Prune the stems to maintain the size if you have limited space or want to keep a desired look. The clippings can be propagated to create new plants.

Watering Baby's Tear Plant

This is a plant that likes consistent water. Give Baby's Tear Plant a drink when the top layer of the soil is dry. Let water drain through the container and remove excess, so the roots are not soggy. The leaves will wilt if the plant dries out too much, but if you catch it in time and give the plant water, it should bounce back. Increased humidity is best, but a pebble tray or a humidifier can make any spot a good home for Baby's Tear Plant.

Feeding Baby's Tear Plant

Apply balanced fertilizer every other week during the spring and summer. Baby's Tear Plants only need to be fed while actively growing. Keeping up with feedings will help the plant push out dense leaves in a bright-green hue.

Baby's Tear Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 4 inches
Mature Spread: 3 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: Creamy White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: Above 60 °F (Above 16 )
Humidity: At Least 75%
Common Name: Baby'S Tear Plant
Other Name(s): Paddys Wig
Scientific Name: Soleirolia soleirolii
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.