Baby tears

Botanical name:

Pilea depressa


A lush trailing or creeping plant with glossy bright green and delicately ruffled leaves.


A native to the tropical regions of Mexico and in the ideal humid conditions this bright green beauty will have the best appeal when positioned on the edge of a shelf or bookcase and allowed to endlessly cascade over the edge. It is also a very popular choice to be used in terrariums due to the smaller leaf size and the ideal humid environment which it thrives in. 

Supplied size:

Supplied in a 11cm nursery pot.
Plant size of 14cm tall, inclusive of the pot, and 20cm wide.
Will fit into a pot cover size of 12-14cm wide and 10cm deep. 

Growth habit:

Trailing, creeping and eventually even climbing if provided with some support. The spread has no limits and can be controlled through trimming it back when it is too long for your liking. 

Ideal conditions:

Bright conditions, but no direct sunlight. Avoid placing it near a radiator in the room. It thrives on humidity and would really enjoy a regular misting of the foliage in warmer conditions, as well as even placing it on a pebble tray to increase the surrounding humidity.

Watering requirements:

Keep the soil moist, but be careful not to keep it consistently wet. Regular watering is required during the warmer months and can be reduced in the winter months. This plant will benefit from a regular misting of the foliage when the room is warmer than average and especially if the heating is on for longer periods of time during winter. 

Health concerns and benefits:

Non-toxic to humans and pets.
It is known for having strong air-purifying abilities by filtering airborne toxins and converting them to oxygen.

Known concerns:

Overwatering can be a concern when the conditions are cooler and underwatering can be a concern when the conditions are warmer than usual.

Any questions?

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to explore further options in sizing; would like more advice on the plant or discuss any concerns regarding any issues you are having with growing yours.

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