Plant Care Baby's Tears

Baby's Tears

4.5 out of 5 (46 experiences)

Baby's Tears has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Baby's Tears has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Pilea 'Baby's Tears', Angel's Tears and Helxine soleirolii

Taxonomy

Soleirolia soleirolii
Soleirolia
Urticaceae
Rosales

How to care for Baby's Tears

Water

How often to water your Baby's Tears

Water needs for Baby's Tears
0.5 cups
every 7

Baby's Tears needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Baby's Tears

Water 0.5 cups every
7

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Baby's Tears in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Baby's Tears: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Baby's Tears can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Baby's Tears in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Baby's Tears

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Baby's Tears: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Baby's Tears after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Baby's Tears is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Baby's Tears

Baby's Tears

Baby's Tears


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Baby's Tears has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 30
Baby's Tears has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 24
Baby's Tears has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Baby's Tears has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Baby's Tears has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Baby's Tears has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Baby's Tears has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Yveo avatar
@Yveo
leaf-1 102 Plants
xp 4,616 XP
02/04/2022

She is definitely a diva!! Quite fussy but a survivor and easy to propagate!! Seems to thrive better in water than in soil but still experimenting with both growing methods as i’d like to eventually get a full head of hair for a beautiful face planter I made!!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Willamina avatar
@Willamina
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 53 XP
globe Dunedin, Otago
09/30/2021

It is temperamental and hard to please 😂

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 10,119 XP
09/25/2021

This started out in a 3” pot with 4 little plants

Fast grower Fast grower
Isabellamadden22 avatar
@Isabellamadden22
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 664 XP
09/12/2021

He’s super cute but doesn’t like being neglected. I’m surprised he’s still holding on to life. I neglected him and half of his leaves browned and died. As it gets warmer I hope he bounces back. Keep this guy super moist.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Jillianshortridge avatar
@Jillianshortridge
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 270 XP
globe Charlottesville, VA
09/08/2021

This plant is more dramatic than a calathea and I mean it. As much as I love her, she gives no warning before she dies. Hopefully Greg can help.

Browns easily Browns easily
Catpicklez avatar
@Catpicklez
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 3,971 XP
globe Savannah, GA
09/02/2021

I love this plant. Super easy. Not fussy and also only needs low light
It is a thirsty one though

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Norma avatar
@Norma
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe New York
08/05/2021

Super fast grower, the leaves do turn brown fairly easily and fall off but constant watering and upkeep of your plant and it’ll be green and luscious in no time!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Levi avatar
@Levi
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Taylorsville, UT
07/23/2021

really easy to take care of

Survivor Survivor
Ilikeplants avatar
@Ilikeplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 104 XP
globe Eagle, ID
07/18/2021

Can be a bit sensitive to light ig leaves like to turn brown semi easily but just check soil moisture and you’ll be good

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Saffron avatar
@Saffron
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 53 XP
globe Hamilton, Waikato
06/29/2021

I just think it’s cute :)

Brennanarnold avatar
@Brennanarnold
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 1,159 XP
globe Hartland, MI
06/02/2021

baby’s tears are super easy to take care of and grow insanely fast

Fast grower Fast grower
Cactusmomma avatar
@Cactusmomma
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 914 XP
globe Zurich, Ontario
05/24/2021

Beautiful trailing plant. Needs regular watering but still fairly easy for new plant owners

Davina2021 avatar
@Davina2021
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 541 XP
globe Matlock, England
05/16/2021

A few weeks ago I thought this plant was dead but I kept watering it and it amazingly grew back really quickly!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
User3022 avatar
@User3022
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 3,058 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario
02/12/2021

They are fairly easy to grow very shapely for artistic people out there. Just keep it moist.

Fast grower Fast grower

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