Plant Care Depressed Clearweed

Depressed Clearweed

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.7 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Depressed Clearweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Depressed Clearweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Depressed Clearweed

Pilea plants are native to regions worldwide, and often have succulent, water-storing leaves. A handful of them are grown as houseplants, but the rest of the 600+ species are wild plants. Their name comes from the Latin for 'felt cap' which refers to the unique way that their fruits are protected. Fossils of Pilea species have been found dating back over 5 million years ago!


Pilea depressa

Also known as

Kiereweed, Artillery Plant, Baby's Tears and Tiny Tears

How to care for Depressed Clearweed


How often to water your Depressed Clearweed

Water needs for Depressed Clearweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Depressed Clearweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Depressed Clearweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Depressed Clearweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Depressed Clearweed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Depressed Clearweed may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Depressed Clearweed in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Depressed Clearweed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Depressed Clearweed: 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 Depressed Clearweed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Depressed Clearweed

Depressed Clearweed

Depressed Clearweed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Depressed Clearweed has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Depressed Clearweed has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Depressed Clearweed has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Depressed Clearweed has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Depressed Clearweed has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Depressed Clearweed has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@R_L avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, PA

Fast growing. Will take over if planted with others

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@Apollo_ avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP

I love this plant, it’s fairly easy only a few issues (brown leaves every now and then) but super pretty otherwise!

@LVL500 avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 6,005 XP

I’ve had this plant for about a month. I purchased a cutting, It’s doubled in size. I have positioned on a window sill of a window that faces south.

Fast grower Fast grower
Andrea avatar
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 399 XP
globe Olney, MD

Grows really fast :)

Fast grower Fast grower
@faithplants avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 438 XP
globe Norwich, England

I love this plant. It’s just so darn cute and really really easy to propagate. I would recommend this if you want an easy fast growing plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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