- 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
|Growth Rate: Fast
|Mature Height: 4 inches
|Mature Spread: 3 feet
|Flower Color(s): White
|Flower Shade/Description: Creamy White
|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
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.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
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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.
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