Peace In The Home

Soleirolia soleirolii

Mind-Your-Own-Business, Mother Of Thousands, Baby's Tears, Angel's Tears, Pollyanna Vine, Polly Prim

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Harvesting

N/A

Propagation

Division

Divide the root ball into smaller clumps by gently pulling it apart.

Special features

Pot plant

Repot​ in Spring, when it outgrows its pot. A wide, shallow pot will do.

Ground cover

Special features

Origin

Western Mediterranean. Italy

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Urticaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Scent

None
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