8-32 x Mind Your Own Business (Soleirolia)

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Shade loving ground cover plants that spread well.

Perfect for the Koi carp filtration systems, garden, or a neat houseplant.

Mind-Your-Own-Business Plants Soleirolia soleirolii - Babys Tears

Grown in a 3cm Biodegradable Planting Pouch reday for planting out.


Common Name: Mind your own business

Genus: Soleirolia

Species: soleirolii

Skill Level: Beginner

Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry, Moist, Boggy, Sandy

Height: 5cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants to increase your stock: April to May

About MYOB

Plant out when the risk of frost has gone or grow indoors as houseplants

(Three cm approx)

Best known as an indoor plant but also makes a great alternative lawn for smaller areas.

Mind your own business or ‘baby's tears’ is a creeping perennial and makes an attractive and maintenance-free ground cover in moist, shady areas.

It will tolerate sun or shade.

Frost hardy, its leaves are killed by winter frost, but it will recover to grow vigorously in spring.

The masses of tiny leaves clothe slender spreading stems that root as they run, forming a dense deep-pile carpet. As it covers the ground it will run over rocks, fallen logs, and so on, clinging to their shape so the features of the landscape are picked out.

 

Quick to establish, it survives periodic dry spells and recovers quickly afterwards. It is a superb substitute for moss in a Japanese garden or shady courtyard. Propagate by division from spring to mid-summer.

Despite looking pretty in cracks in paving, it re-grows from the smallest stem sections and can soon get out of control. It is especially difficult to control in the lawn so the best use is for an area dedicated to the plant.

This plant is a native of Corsica and Sardinia and is occasionally grown in rock gardens.

It has a number of other common names, including angel's tears, bits and pieces, bread and cheese, Corsican creeper, Corsican curse, friendship plant, mind-your-own-business, mother of thousands, Paddy's wig, and pollyanna vine.

Images

Please note the plants grow and develop all of the time so sometimes they don't look exactly like the images.... sometimes they are better :) The last images are of the plants put into filtration systems in a Koi carp pond.

More Information

Ideal for the shady spots in the garden, koi carp filtration systems and as a houseplant.

Post and Packing

Delivery

All packs of Mind Your Own Business are sent 24 hour Tracked unsigned

The plugs will be dispatched by first class post in a large letter box.

I'll pick the plants on the day you purchase and put them straight in the post.

Please allow an extra day from the estimate on the postage page as the package is coming from Northern Ireland.

Please open the pack as soon as they are delivered. It is important to take the plants out of the container on delivery as they could rot with the lack of air circulation.

They might look a bit stressed but will soon pick up when planted.

Quality Assured If you have any problems with the plants or need any more advice about planting or aftercare please contact me.

The last posting of the week will be Thursday evening then I'll resume on the Monday morning. this will ensure the plants don't sit in the sorting office for too long.

Plants will vary slightly from the images.

If the late postage causes you to not be happy with the plants on deliver, please send me a photograph of the plants and the postal arrival date.

Packaging

I understand the value and importance of recyclable/biodegradable packaging and strive to make it 100% when possible.

The plants are grown as organically in sustainable compost with natural fertilizers. The room for improvement will be in packaging materials.

At present we use recycled/recyclable boxes which help to keep the plants healthy and not too flattened in transit.

Areas for improvement are the plastic inserts.

Currently we are using single use plastic in the bags and the Sellotape is the normal single use stuff too. We are constantly on the lookout for more eco friendly products to use and are open to suggestions.

The paper towel used to wrap the plants is recycled.

The amount of plastic we use is kept to a bare minimum for safe transit of the plants, but we know more could be done. I will update this when we source new eco plastics to use.