Josh's Frogs

Pilea depressa 'Baby Tears'

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About This Product

Species Name: Pilea depressa 

Common Name(s): Baby Tears, Depressed Clearweed 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Tropical ground cover plant with a plethora of miniature leaves
  • Grows well in mixed planted pots, as a groundcover, or thrives in a vivarium
  • Leaves are shiny green, round, and pulp with wavy edges

Recommended Pot Size: Medium

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Temperature Requirement (°F): 55 - 80°

Humidity: Moderate (30-70%) - Humid (70-100%)

Watering Frequency: Regular watering. Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. 

Lighting: Full Shade - Partial Shade

Soil Type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil

Growth Rate: Moderate - Fast 

Height at Maturity: 3-4 inches

Origin: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Regional Locality: Grows creeping as ground cover in tropical rainforests

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:

Care Notes: Does well in both indoor and outdoor environments. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5 inch pot. Standard pot sizes for Josh's Frogs plants typically range from 1.25-3 inches.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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Customer Reviews

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better than expected!

These love a vivarium! They grow lots, and make a mini jungle in the corner i have them planted in, that looks very pleasing to the eye!


Good plant

I LOVE this plant. The leaves of the plant are a little larger than I expected. It is large enough not to get trampled by frogs, but still tiny. I was a little disappointed with the size of the plant. The picture Josh's Frogs use is very representative of what you get BTW. I was expecting something larger than that, but it grows pretty fast. This is my favorite plant from my plant order.


Nice plant

The plant came alive and well, the root ball was mainly in a pellet (simmler to peat or coir pellets) inside a clump of soil warped in news paper to keep the soil moist. After less than a week the plant is already starting to put on new growth and took well to the transplant.


Great Addition

Adds a beautiful accent to any terrarium/vivarium!!!


Decent Plant

This plant is good for ground cover but after using several depending on their placement they may grow upward instead of outward.

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