Baby's tears (Soleirolia soleirolii) is a mat-forming tropical perennial that makes for an eye-catching specimen for indoor terrariums and hanging baskets. What makes baby's tears plants so special are the myriad tiny leaves, which form a dense mat suggestive of a gnome's green paradise.
Baby's tears plants will take brief periods of intense sunlight, but look their best in bright, filtered light. Plants growing in full sun may develop brown, scorched leaves.
Baby's tears plants are thirsty, and they never like to dry out. If your plants do dry out, you'll notice a dramatic wilting take place. Water them quickly, and within a day they should recover.
Easy care. A balanced plant fertilizer will keep the foliage of baby's tears plants bright green and dense. Liquid fertilizers are easier to apply than spike inserts when no bare soil is visible.
Safe for cats and dogs.