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Pilea depressa | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A mat-forming deciduous trailing perennial, pilea depressa is a charming option for groundcover, but its impressive vines are ideal for hanging baskets and window boxes too. Commonly known as baby’s tears, its foliage comprises small, glossy round leaves growing densely along flexible light green vines. It flowers in summer, producing tiny clusters of minute, white blossoms that grow from the tips of the vines between the final leaf pair. Baby’s tears thrives in moist but well-drained soil in partial sunlight, but its tender nature means it is best to pot and grow indoors. Water moderately without getting the soil too wet.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.05 - 0.4
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
  • Early winter
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • offsets
  • stem tip cuttings
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z13-15
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
  • poorly-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • House plants
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
Garden spaces
  • Shade
  • Ground cover
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years