You practically have to accept on faith that baby’s tears has leaves, because even from a short distance they’re almost too tiny to see. Native to the Mediterranean region, this tender perennial grows 24 inches high, spreading indefinitely by creeping stems to form a lush green mat.
Gardeners in the Coastal and Tropical South can grow it outside in a moist, shady spotbut most people treat it as a favored houseplant. Indoors, give it bright indirect light; be sure to shield it from hot sun. Keep the soil evenly moist, but water a bit less in winter.
Feed every other week in spring and summer and monthly in fall and winter with a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half-strength. Makes an excellent tabletop or windowsill houseplant and also does well in terrariums. Easily propagated by division or cuttings. Selections with golden green and silver leaves are sometimes offered.