Baby's Tears Care

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Basic Baby’s Tears Care

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!

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Frequently

I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Baby's Tears Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Baby's Tears is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Bright, indirect light is best

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.

Water them regularly!

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.

Average room temperature is fine

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.

They need high humidity levels

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.

Fertilise in spring/summer

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.

Baby's Tears plants are quick growers

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.

Propagating Baby's Tears plant couldn't be easier

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!

Baby's Tears plants are safe for pets

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.

Baby's Tears Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Baby's Tears.

Common Problems with your Baby's Tears

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.

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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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