Deets: From a distance Baby’s Tears could easily be confused for moss, its low habit and dense mat of dainty little leaves cover the ground like a carpet. Baby’s tears grow very quickly, can overcome some frost, and they’re even able to tolerate some foot traffic. Use this plant in areas where the look of moss is desired but conditions aren't suited for the woodland type of moss.
Name(s): Baby's Tears, Soleirolia soleirolii
Light: Baby's tears plants will take brief periods of intense sunlight, but look their best in bright, filtered light. Plants growing in full sun may develop brown, scorched leaves. Baby tears plants can thrive under artificial lights indoors. Outdoors, they should be planted in fairly shady locations.
Water: Baby's tears plants are thirsty, and they never like to dry out. If your plants do dry out, you'll notice a dramatic wilting take place. Water them quickly, and within a day they should recover. Baby's tears houseplants will require slightly less water in the winter months. It's fine for the soil's surface to be dry, but the soil around the roots should feel slightly moist. With the clay pot, it will be easiest to "bottom water" for best absorption and interest to clay pot.
Grower: Beginners, all types
Pet Friendly: Yes
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