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Peace In The Home

Soleirolia soleirolii

Also known as

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

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

1m

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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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

Generally problem free.

    Harvesting

    N/A

    Propagation

    Division

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

    Seed

    Special Features

    Pot plant

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

    Ground cover