Thursday, April 25, 2013

Job's Tears - 'Mini' Plants for Miniature Gardens

Job's Tears - Pilea depressa
Third in a series,

Common name:  Job’s Tears

Botanical name:  Pilea depressa

  Why would you want it?

       Job’s Tears is a self-branching creeper with light green leaves.  Millions have been sold because it lives.

What is its best feature?

      Job’s Tears is a tough plant that can withstand drying out.  It is far superior to Baby Tears, which dies if too dry.

How would you grow it?

      It can grow in small pots or small hanging baskets since it creeps sideways and will trail out over pots.

What would you do with it in a Miniature Garden?

      Job’s Tears can be used as groundcover or as small clumps of greenery.  It will not be as flat as Baby Tears or Blue Job’s Tears.

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