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Baby’s tears plant (Soleirolia Helxine) 

The Baby’s Tear plant looks delicate on sight. It has tiny leaves that are green that are round or shaped like a bean growing from a thing fragile stem. The plant looks like looks like a carpet or mat when it is spread along the sides of its pot. The nativity of the babies is traced back to the Corsica and Sardinia. 

The baby’s tears houseplant is perfect when used as a terrarium, as table plants or even as décor for hanging plants. The fragility of these plant can show you just how much attention and care the plant demands.


·      The Baby’s Tear plant should not be put in direct sunlight, but with bright indirect sunlight, you will have the best results.

·      The soil of the baby's tears plant should be kept waiting. When the soil is soggy and stays too wet, the fragile stems will be encouraged to rot quickly. 

·      The growth of this plant is more so active during spring and summer. Around this period, the plant should be fed after every two weeks with basic houseplant fertilizer that has been diluted to half the strength that is recommended.

·      The ideal temperature for baby’s tears plant is between 60-75 degrees. But given the average household temperature as well as the even lower temperature, this houseplant can still survive. 

·      The maintenance of high humidity and good circulation of air ensures that the plant grows and develops well. The conditions also discourage the development of brown leaves.

·      The baby’s tears plant experiences a flowering period that is hardly noticeable. In late spring, it produces tiny white flowers that have assumed the shape of a star.

·      Pests like white fly, scale and aphids are prone to endangering the healthy development of your baby's tears houseplant.

·      This houseplant is a healthy plant that can be affected mostly by root rot which comes as a result of over-watering.

·      The plant is slightly demanding when it comes to the type of soil. The soil should be well aerated quick to drain and containing a substantial amount of peat moss.

·      The baby's tears houseplant is generally small in stature; there they are potted in small pots. The pots are available in two variations of sizes being 4 and 6 inches.

·      Pruning should be done using sharp scissors to maintain the shape and fullness.

·      The plant is successfully propagated through plant division as well as stem cutting.

·      The plant is friendly and non-poisonous. This means that it can be used in a child's room without resulting to any worries for the welfare of the child.


Can I use a baby’s tears plant as a terrarium plant?

The plant is perfect as a terrarium plant and will do just fine. But sometimes it may be too good and steal all the show in the terrarium.

I’m planning to purchase a baby’s tears plant. Does it have any flowers?

Although the flowers are hardly noticed, the baby's tears plant experiences a flowering season late in the spring. The flowers are tiny, white and shaped like a star.

Where in the outside environment can I plant and grow baby’s tears plant successfully?

Outside especially in the rocky environment creates a perfect scene for the plant. The rocks provide nice avenues for the baby's tears to spread like tinny carpets. But their sensitivity to frost will kill them during winter. Whether used indoors or outdoors, baby's tears should be kept moist.


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Baby’s Tears Plant (Soleirolia Helxine)

  • Product Code: KZ508-56
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $79.99

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