Soleirolia 15cm


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Soleirolia 15cm

  • Also known as baby’s tears
  • Attractive maintenance free plant
  • Feed with Nitrosol


Soleirolia 15cm

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.