Also grown outdoors, Baby’s Tears plants are great for houseplant beginners as they are pretty easy to care for. Below you’ll find everything you need to know help your Baby’s Tears plant thrive!
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.
I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.
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Baby’s Tears plants don’t do so well with bright direct light as this can damage their delicate leaves. Instead, you want to find a spot with plenty of bright but indirect light. They can also grow well under artificial light if needed.
Baby’s Tears plants don’t like to dry out so need regular watering to keep the soil moist. Cut back on watering slightly over winter but less than you would other houseplants.
Baby’s Tears plants thrive in the average temperatures of your home so try to avoid extremes caused by radiators, AC vents or drafty windows.
Another really important thing to take into account when caring for a Baby’s Tears plant is humidity. They like a high level of humidity in the air so mist regularly and invest in a humidifier to keep them happy. You can also place in a well-lit bathroom as the natural stem from showering will lift the humidity level in the room.
You don’t want to fertilise at all during the colder darker months as your plant will be in a dormant period. Use a water-soluble feed once a month during spring and summer to support healthy growth.
One thing to consider before buying a Baby’s Tears plant is that they grow rapidly. They will quickly become root bound and need repotting to continue healthy growth. Prune back regularly if you want to control growth.
Baby’s Tears plants actually form roots wherever stems touch soil which is why they grow so quickly. So all you need to do to propagate them is take cuttings and place in soil. It really is that easy!
Luckily Baby’s Tears plants are completely non-toxic and pet friendly so you don’t need to worry about having them around your beloved furry friends.
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Baby’s Tears plants can wilt very quickly if their potting soil dries out at all. They are quite dramatic in the way in which they wilt but with a top-up of water, they should come back to life within hours. No matter how wilted or dead your Baby’s Tears plant may look, a bit of water usually gets them back to normal!
Brown dry and crispy leaves on a Baby’s Tears plant is often a result of a lack of water or humidity. Mist your plant frequently or invest in a humidifier to keep a consistent level.
If the leaves on your Baby’s Tears plant are turning yellow then this is often a sign of overwatering. Baby’s Tears plants need a lot of water but if they aren’t getting enough light, they won’t require as much which can lead to waterlogged soil and root rot. Replace the soil if still waterlogged and trim away the yellow leaves so your plant can focus on new healthy growth.
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