Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Soleirolia

Specie: S. soleirolii


English Name:


Common Name:

baby's tears, angel's tears, mind-your-own-business, peace-in-the-home, Pollyanna vine, mother of thousands, and the Corsican curse, Irish moss

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Urticaceae

Name in English: The Nettle Family

The Plant

Origin: native to the northern Mediterranean region in and around Italy

Growth Habit: delicate-looking creeping herb

Flower:tiny white flowers

Blooming Period:

Leaf: bright green or yellow leaves


ornamental and garden plant, can be grown indoors as a houseplant and used in habitats for amphibians.

Care and Handling

Soil: Any good potting mix

Amount of water: Keep the soil moist at all times. It will not tolerate dry soil.

Nutrition: Feed every 2 weeks spring through summer with balanced liquid house plant fertilizer diluted by half.

Special handling: It prefers shade and moderate moisture. It can even grow submersed in swampy environments

Special feature/remarks:

It is not a moss, nor should it be confused with Sagina subulata or Chondrus crispus, which are also known as "Irish moss"