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Soleirolia soleirolii (Mother of Thousands, Baby's Tears)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 19172



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Urticales
Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Soleirolia
Species: Soleirolia soleirolii
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Bedding
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover
  • Houseplant
  • Invasive
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • < 6 inches (< 15 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
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Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Edging
  • Bog Garden/Waterside
  • Coastal Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Greenhouse
  • Miniature/Fairy Garden
  • Woodland Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Acidic / Peaty
  • Loamy / Medium
  • Sandy / Light
  • Boggy
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Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • Perfect ground cover in miniature gardens edit | delete
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Jewell (5457)
Frank (2674)
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Jewell (5457) wrote on May 13 2009
Good ground cover for shady areas. Tender small leaves are injuried easily by walking on but because of rapid growth recovers quickly. I have it growing on the north side of a patio area and under trees to show off ferns. In harder frosts it turns to black mush but comes back quickly in spring.

Have a friend who uses it under benches in her greenhouse. I use it to the top of pots for my houseplants (bulbs and ficus)

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cloudfairy (39) wrote on Aug 15 2009
Write your opinion of this plant here...One of my favorite miniature plants! It is so sweet in person, makes you want to cry! Seriously though, it is a tiny miracle!

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Other names for this plant:
Helxine soleirolii



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