Pilea ‘Baby Tears’

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This article will discuss a specific succulent called Pilea Baby Tears. The scientific name of Pilea Baby Tears is Pilea Depressa. It belongs to the Urticacaea succulent family. Pilea Baby Tears is native to Southeastern North America and thrives in moist wooded environments. Due to its physical appearance and growth habit, Pilea Depressa is usually seen in terrariums and mixed containers. 

Pilea Baby Tears Physical Appearance

It is a petite trailing succulent known for its tiny heart-shaped leaves. Pilea Baby Tears have beautiful vibrant green leaves that are perfect as a lush forest floor. The fleshy stems are a lighter green hue. It is a petite succulent and can only grow up to 3 inches tall. During the spring season, Pilea Depressa produces tiny white to cream flowers. 

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Pilea Baby Tears Propagation Guide

For beginners, Pilea Baby Tears is an easy-to-grow plant. However, it still requires effort to maintain its appearance. In terms of propagation, you can easily do this through stem cuttings. Remember to sterilize garden scissors before propagating your Pilea Baby Tears before cutting. Please wait for your cuttings to be calloused for a few days, then replant them! Attach the cuttings to damp soil or lightly cover a thin layer of moss around them. 

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Proper Plant Guide

  • Sunlight: This succulent requires indirect bright sunlight to grow fully. Outdoors, direct bright sunlight might harm your succulent, so it is best to put it under a shaded area. If placed indoors, provide artificial light to your Pilea or position it by the window, wherein it can still get enough sunlight.  
  • Watering: It is a dramatic succulent when dry out. Make sure to avoid any wilting. Just note that Pilea Baby Tears might need less watering during winter. During its regular growing season, it is okay for the topsoil to be dry but ensure the moisture in the soil is adequately surrounding the roots. Avoid overwatering your Pilea Baby Tears, as most succulents do not recover well from this condition. 
  • Temperature: Around 75°F to 80°F. 
  • pH Level: It prefers a relatively moist environment at around 6.0 to 7.50 pH 
  • Soil: You may use commercial potting soil. You can easily make your mix by combining rich soil with humus, manure, or compost materials. Like other succulents, using the proper soil mixture is crucial. The soil needs to have proper drainage and air-holding capabilities. 
  • Pot: There must be more than just using the proper soil mixture. You must also check if your Pilea Depressa uses a container with enough drainage holes. This is important to avoid root rot. 
  • Toxicity: It is non-toxic for both humans and animals. Therefore, it is perfect for those with kids or pets at home. 

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