Pilea depressa 'Mother of Thousands'


If you're looking for a diminutive leaf, adorable vining habit, and lush foliage, the Pilea depressa is for you. With a thick, luscious growth habit, Pilea depressa is fabulous to use in terrariums as a ground cover, in hanging baskets, and as a standalone plant. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Pilea depressa
  • Pronunciation: Pie-lee-a DEE-press-ah
  • Common Name: Mother of Thousands, Baby Tear, Corsican Creeper, Paddy’s wig
  • Native Range: The Caribbean

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Partial Sun
  • Water: Maintain damp soil for best plant health, but avoid overwatering as root rot can occur, the foliage enjoys being misted
  • Humidity: 50-70% 
  • Temperature: 60-75F
  • Pruning: Trim damaged vines with sanitized pruners and pick undesirable leaves off individually. 
  • Feeding: 1/2 strength fertilizer weekly during spring and summer
  • Growth: Vining
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Pests: Very Few
  • Toxicity: Non-Toxic to humans and animals, but caution should be taken as some mammals may have sensitivity.