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Pilea depressa 'Tiny Tears'

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$5.59 $6.99

4.9 out of 5 stars


About This Product

Species Name: Pilea depressa 

Common name(s)Depressed Clearweed, Tiny Toes, Leprechaun Toes

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Tropical ground cover plant with a plethora of miniature creeping leaves
  • Smaller leaves than the 'Baby Tears' variety
  • Grows well in mixed planted pots, as a groundcover, or thrives in a vivarium
  • Leaves are tiny and vibrant with scalloped edges

Recommended Pot Size: Small - Medium 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: 65-75 °F

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

Watering frequency: Regular watering needs. Water once the top half-inch of soil becomes dry.

Lighting:   Partial Shade  

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate - Fast

Height: Creeps along the surface up to 12”

Origin: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Regional locality: Grows creeping as ground cover in tropical rainforests

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 -12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Place in a well-draining area. This plant does not do well in consistently wet 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" pot.


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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4.9 out of 5 stars

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Dainty Little Viking

I ordered most of my plants prematurely and ended up having them sit off to the side while I built my vivarium. By the time I got to planting, this little guy looked like a lost cause with only two small sprigs still clinging to life. Once planted, it began to thrive very quickly, Then, like the explorers of old, it set out to conquer the vivarium. Transplanting it consisted of just dropping the trimmings where I wanted more ground cover. It has spread across the substrate and up the background. It is now a lush, lime-green carpet that sets off my Azureus' blue color like a beacon. This little bugger looks so delicate, but it stands up to my novice care and constant frog stomping. After four months in the vivarium, it has done nothing but amaze me.


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Great plants

Tough little plants. Already growing towards the light.


4.0 out of 5 stars

nice plant

looks great now just to watch it grow !


5.0 out of 5 stars

Awesome plant, tiny tiny leaves!

I was thinking these would have leaves about 1cm, but they’re closer to half that size! I’m so glad I went with this cultivar instead of the regular-size oak leaf creeping fig.


5.0 out of 5 stars

Love it's little peddles

Love this plant so much I bought 2. The first time it arrived it came in pretty bad condition due to being a 4-5 day shipping along with other plants from this site. But I didn't give up and planted all of the plants, the pothos came back to life the fern also and these took a while and I may have killed many of them but didn't touch it anymore and with time it came out wonderful. It's still alive and growing :) I'm very happy and will buy from this place soon! And remember do give up and do some research. A couple of minutes can save you lots of pain "headaches" .

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