Pilea Depressa 'Baby Tears'
The Pilea Depressa is a popular climbing evergreen made up of hundreds of petite leaves.
It is commonly known as Baby Tears due to its similarity to the Soleirolia soleirolii which is also known as the Baby Tears plant.
They are great terrarium plants because of the micro foliage and humidity needs.
Your Pilea Depressa comes in a handmade Kokodama bowl, a sustainable alternative to traditional decorative pots. You will also receive a matching hanging rope.
Kokodama bowl size: 15 cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 5-15 cm
What is Kokodama?
Kokodama is a fair trade, natural and biodegradable alternative to displaying the most beautiful plants!
They are bowls made in Sri Lanka using coconut fibre. Part of the profits of the sales help projects to educate local children.
Each kokodama bowl has a matching rope to give you the option of hanging them! You will have your own indoor jungle in no time!
But what is the correct spelling?
Kokedama: A Japanese tradition, they are bowls made with moss on which the plant grows.
Kokodama: Our Kokodamas are based on the Japanese tradition but made with coconut fibre, hence the slight variation on their name!
Key Benefits — Biodegradable and Improved Living Space!
Kokodamas are made of coconut fibres and are 100% biodegradable. You don’t need to worry about buying an extra pot.
This dainty climber will help soften harsh architecture decor and add an injection of colour to your living surroundings!
Plant Care Tips: Pilea Depressa
The Pilea Depressa is a climber and requires a well-draining mixed soil to grow in along with a normal watering schedule.
- Place it in a spot with bright indirect light away from radiators.
- Keep the soil almost constantly moist (not soggy) watering the plant every few days, be careful to not overwater it to prevent root rot.
- Mist it occasionally to give it the extra humidity it needs. It’s the perfect plant for a steamy bathroom if you forget to mist it.
- Average home temperatures are perfect for this plant.
- Feed it once a month in the growing season and once every 2 months in the winter with a general houseplant fertiliser.
- Remove yellow or dying leaves to encourage healthier growth.
The Pilea Depressa Baby Tears
Where is it from?
Pilea Depressa grows naturally in the Caribbean.
As an indoor plant, the biggest issues are caused by under-watering, this will cause the leaves to crisp and fall off leaving you with a bare plant
Other Common Names
- Pilea Depressa tiny tears
- Shiny Creeping Charlie
- Giant Baby’s Tears
- Artillery plant Baby Tears
Good For You!
- Perspective: Living plants help you feel like a part of the greater ecosystem and give you a sense of perspective.
- Positive vibes: Plants can provide an emotional pick-me-up, we feel happier and less stressed being around nature.
Is The Baby Tears Plant The Right Plant For Me?
The Pilea Depressa can be placed on surfaces, hung, or arranged on a vertical support to grow as a climber which would markedly improve your living space!
It’s relatively easy to care for and, contrary to its name, it will lift anyone's mood!
Toxicity: Not considered poisonous but if large quantities are ingested it may cause some stomach upset so best to keep away from pets and children!
How tall does it grow? This compact plant can grow up to 10 cm height.
*Decorative pots sold separately
This cute compact plant will add a smile to your face. Get your Pilea Depressa ‘Baby Tears’ today!