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Nettle 'Baby's Tear'

Nettle 'Baby's Tear'

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    Botanical Name:

    • Soleirolia soleirolii

    Common Names:

    • Soleirolia soleirolii
    • Baby's Tears
    • Mind-Your-Own-Business
    • Angel’s Tears

    Description: Soleirolia soleirolii, commonly known as Baby's Tears, is a charming ground cover plant admired for its tiny, round leaves and dense, mat-forming growth habit. The delicate, bright green foliage creates a lush, carpet-like appearance that adds a touch of softness and elegance to any space. Native to the Mediterranean region, this evergreen plant thrives indoors and outdoors, bringing a touch of fresh greenery to homes, offices, and gardens. Baby's Tears typically grows up to 2-4 inches tall and can spread widely, making it an excellent choice for adding texture and visual interest to various environments.

    Care Instructions:


    • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the delicate leaves.


    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry. Baby's Tears is sensitive to drought, so ensure it is watered regularly.


    • Thrives in high humidity environments. Regular misting or using a humidity tray can help maintain the necessary moisture levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.


    • Prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F (16°C - 24°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).


    • Use a well-draining, rich organic potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and compost works well to support healthy growth.


    • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.


    • Trim back any overgrown or leggy stems to maintain a compact and tidy appearance. Regular pruning encourages bushier growth and prevents the plant from becoming too invasive.

    Styling Tips:

    • Ground Cover: Use Soleirolia soleirolii as a ground cover in shaded garden beds or under larger plants to create a lush, green carpet.
    • Terrariums: Baby's Tears is an excellent choice for terrariums, where its small size and dense growth habit can add texture and fill in gaps between other plants.
    • Hanging Baskets: Place Baby's Tears in hanging baskets or elevated containers to showcase its trailing habit. Its cascading foliage adds a touch of greenery to elevated displays.
    • Fairy Gardens: Incorporate Baby's Tears into fairy gardens or miniature landscapes for a whimsical and enchanting effect.
    • Tabletop Displays: Position Baby's Tears in small pots or shallow dishes on tabletops, shelves, or windowsills to add a touch of greenery and softness to indoor spaces.

    Soleirolia soleirolii, with its delicate, bright green foliage and relatively easy care requirements, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its lush appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of freshness and elegance to their spaces.

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