Baby's Tears

Regular price R 95.00
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Scientific Name: Pilea depressa
Common Names: Depressed Clearweed, Kiereweed, Shiny Creeping Charlie

  • Majestic trailing foliage
  • Super easy care
  • Ideal hanging plant
  • Highly versatile plant
  • Loves moisture

The Baby's Tears, a rather odd name for such a delicate beauty but almost apt when the tendrils appear to be elegantly fragile. However, you'll find your Baby's tears far from tender.

Pilea depressa is a beautiful vine with dense evergreen foliage that has tiny little ruffles on the edges, adding to its whimsical appeal. Native to Mexico these lovely plants are found growing in moist warm conditions. They are known to be forgiving plants as long as you keep them consistently moist and they can handle a variety of lighting conditions, however, prefer being in a bright filtered location to thrive.

Baby's Tears in the right conditions can be fast-growing, making them ideal hanging plants that will look lush and full in no time. So, pop this delicate beauty on a well-curated shelf to add that extra spark and watch its tendril cascade elegantly or place in a hanging basket to create an eye-catching showpiece.

Their versatility knows no bounds and under right conditions, Baby's Tears can do well in a terrarium as a groundcover or fabulously mounted in a green wall filling up all the bare spaces.

However, you chose to display this delicate beauty, know it will bring you an abundance of happy tears.

Please Note: This plant is non-toxic. 

Follow these instructions to keep your Baby's Tears plant healthy and happy.

Water: Keep the soil lightly moist, but not soggy during the warmer months. Allow to dry out slightly in winter.
Light: Bright, indirect light is best. Will tolerate dappled sunlight too. 
Humidity: Appreciates humidity.
Fertilize: Feed with a diluted organic fertilizer every two months

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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