Soleirolia soleirolii

Scientific name: Soleirolia soleirolii

Synonym: Helxine soleirolii , Soleirolia green


Common names: “Baby’s tears” “mind-your-own-business” “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”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial groundcover, invasive


Zone: 9-11

Light: Semi shade best but handles a wide range, less lush in full sun

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered, killed back by -5°C

Soil: Humus – average

Moisture: Moist well drained – drought


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Plant Size: H 2-3″ W ∞

Leaf and Stem shape: Slender, rooting, pink or green stems bearing tiny rounded leaves

Flower: Minute pinkish-white flowers in summerImage result for soleirolia soleirolii

Maintenance: Zero – high, spreads around a garden and can smother smaller low growing perennials even Cyclamen coum

Landscape use: Container, groundcover, house-plant, terrerium, Mediterranean

Propagate: By division, stem cuttings, seed

Pests & Disease: None

Comments: Highly invasive, not recommended to plant in gardens, keep contained, native to the Mediterranean area, slugs don’t seem to like walking over it

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