Mind Your Own Business
Also known as
Baby's Tears, Mother Of Thousands, Angel's Tears, Bits And Pieces, Bread And Cheese, Corsican Creeper, Corsican Curse, Friendship Plant, Helxine, Irish Moss, Paddy's Wig, Pollyanna Vine, Corsican Carpet, Japanese-Moss, Artillery-Plant, Mind your own business
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3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Mind Your Own Business Overview
This is a fast-growing, mat-forming perennial s in the nettle family, Urticaceae. It forms creeping, rooting stems which cascade attractively down over the edge of pots. Commonly known as Mind Your Own Business or Baby’s Tears among many other colloquial names. It is a mat-forming delicate-looking evergreen perennial with creeping and rooting stems bearing tiny rounded bright green leaves. Plant in moist, well-draining soil in either full or partial sun. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is now widely cultivated as a houseplant, bedding or hanging basket plant and as a habitat for amphibians. When grown outside in the ground it can become invasive. Peace in the home is a very fragile plant intolerant of foot traffic. It does very well in containers or terrariums as a houseplant, under ferns in the garden or even on the edge of a shady garden.
Common problems with Mind Your Own Business
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Mind Your Own Business
How to propagate Mind Your Own Business
Divide the root ball into smaller clumps by gently pulling it apart.
Special features of Mind Your Own Business
Repot in Spring, when it outgrows its pot. A wide, shallow pot will do.
Other uses of Mind Your Own Business
Although very invasive and sometimes considered a pest, this plant can create a lawn effect in very shady gardens where grass performs poorly.
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