Baby's Tears plant gets its name from the tiny, round leaves cascading down slender, fragile stems.
This fast-growing evergreen has a low, spreading habit that spills beautifully over the sides of a container. It won't grow far though, because the creeping stems need to have contact with the soil.
Repot S. soleirolii in spring, when it outgrows its pot - a wide, shallow pot will do. It makes a beautiful groundcover when planted under tall potted plants; however, it's a good idea to combine Baby's Tears with plants that prefer constant moisture.
If you just can't walk past a plant without fussing with it, this one is for you. Water it, mist it, and prune it to your heart's content.
POSITION It will thrive in bright, indirect light. Like almost all other indoor plants, Baby's Tears will hate being too close to a heater or catching the draught of an air con. Keep them well clear or risk brown, unhappy foliage. Keep out of direct sun, which will scorch the leaves.
WATER During the growing season water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil moist (remember this plant loves moisture). When it's winter growing slows down or stops, reduce watering and you can allow the top soil to become slightly dry between each watering.