How to Care for a Pilea Baby Tears

Use these instructions to care for a Pilea Baby Tears. This guide will tell you how to water your Pilea Baby Tears, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Your Pilea Baby Tears will be happiest in medium to bright light. Keep out of the direct sun–it will burn the foliage.   

WATER REQUIREMENTS

Water your Pilea Baby Tears well, until you see it flowing freely from the drainage holes.  Make sure the saucer is free of all excess water. Repeat when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch.  

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE

Your Pilea Baby Tears does not require extra humidity, but a generous misting every now and again will be appreciated.   

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE

Your Pilea Baby Tears prefers temperatures between 55-80 degrees during the day and should not get colder than 55 degrees at night.  

PLANT FOOD 

Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a  month during the spring and summer. No need to feed your Pilea Baby Tears in the winter, when growth naturally slows. Before applying any form of fertilizer, make sure the soil is damp. Never apply to dry soil.  

ADDITIONAL CARE

No additional care is required, this plant is quite care-free!  

TOXICITY

The Pilea Baby Tears is non-toxic to pets and children.