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.