Pilea 'Baby Tears' | Artillery Plant
Native to the Caribbean, Pilea Baby Tears is a popular houseplant, and many plant lovers appreciate its dainty trailing appearance. This plant is also super easy to propagate. Just snip of part of a stem and remove a leaf or two off the end. Place this end of the stem in water, or atop moistened soil, and roots will develop quickly. The entire plant genus of Pilea is also non toxic to cats and dogs, making Pilea Baby Tears an excellent choice for a pet-safe plant.
(Including Nursery Pot)
4" Nursery Pot: 6" H x 5" W
Unrooted Cutting: 2-3 Nodes per Fresh Cutting (Wrapped in moist sphagnum moss for shipping)
Pilea Baby Tears prefers medium to bright filtered or indirect light. This plant can be grown in lower light exposures, but its growth rate will slow. Avoid direct sun as it can burn or damage this plants foliage. Rotating your Pilea once or twice a week will encourage even growth.
Water and Soil
Pilea Baby Tears is a thin leaved plant which should dry out by only about 30% between waterings. This plant should receive more water once the top 2" of soil have dried. Well draining potting soil that is amended with a bit of peat moss and perlite or vermiculite works well for Pilea Baby Tears.
Temperature and Humidity
Pilea Baby Tears prefers room temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees F. Temperatures below 55 degrees should be avoided, as this plant can react adversely to sudden cold. This plant does well at standard household humidity levels, however, Baby Tears would also appreciate higher humidity. Additional humidity can be achieved with a humidifier, pebble tray, or regular misting.
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