Hundreds of petite beautiful leaves in an eco-friendly bowl!
The Pilea Depressa 'Baby Tears', a cute climbing evergreen, combined with a 100% biodegradable pot alternative made out of Coconut Fibre ´Kokodama´and a matching hanging rope are the best combination for any corner of your home.
The Pilea Depressa are commonly known as Baby Tears due to its similarity to the Soleirolia soleirolii which is also known as the Baby Tears plant.
Our eco-friendly Kokodama bowls are made in Sri Lanka in collaboration with local communities, every bowl sold will help projects that give school children a better future, and they are an eco alternative to displaying the most beautiful plants at home.
Kokodama bowl size: 15 cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 15-20 cm
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 of Pilea Depressa 'Baby Tears' Kokodama
Biodegradable and Improved Living Space!
Kokodamas are made of coconut fibre and are 100% biodegradable. You don’t need to worry about buying an extra pot.
Add an injection of living green colour to your surroundings. You can help soften harsh architecture decor with his dainty climber.
Pilea Depressa 'Baby Tears' Plant Care Tips
- The climber Pilea Depressa will thrive in a space with bright indirect light, 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.
- You can mist it occasionally to provide the extra humidity it needs. It’s the perfect plant for a steamy bathroom if you forget to mist it.
- Make sure to remove the plant from your Kokodama before watering and place it back once the water is not dripping from the container.
- The average home temperature is perfect for this plant.
- You can 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 can 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!
Broad Perspective: Living plants help you feel like you are part of a greater ecosystem and can give you a sense of perspective.
Positive vibes: Plants can provide an emotional pick-me-up, you have probably noticed that we feel happier and less stressed when we are around nature.
Is The Baby Tears Plant The Right Plant For Me?
The Pilea Depressa grows as a climber, hence in a hanging Kokodama it 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.
This cute compact plant & eco-friendly pot combination will add a smile to your face. Get your Pilea Depressa ‘Baby Tears’ Kokodama today!