How to Grow and Care for Baby's Tears in Containers

Babys tears plant

Intro: This creeping container plant has many common names in addition to baby’s tears, including angel's tears, mind-your-own-business, peace-in-the-home, pollyanna vine, mother of thousands, the Corsican curse and Irish moss (although it is not a moss). This container plant does well for centerpieces on tables (such as a cup and saucer brimming with baby’s tears) or as “ground” cover in pots with exposed dirt. This plant gracefully flows over the side of a plant container, adding visual interest to a plant display and overall balcony garden design


Scientific Name: Soleirolia soleirolii or Helxine soleirolii

Plant Type: Herb

Light: Shade to bright light

Propagation: Take cuttings or divide this plant to propagate baby's tears.

Misc. Info: The baby's tears container plant can be grown indoors. Keep its potting soil moist.


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