Are baby tears invasive?
Baby’s tear plants can be rather invasive, especially when grown outdoors.
How do I get rid of baby tears?
Baby’s tears (also known as mind-your-own-business) thrives in damp, shady areas and is a bane if it likes your garden. It is a pain to remove: thick mulch around shrubs with a layer of weed‑suppressing cardboard beneath may help.
How far do baby tears spread?
Growth Habit. Baby’s tears forms a flat mat of dense green foliage that spreads indefinitely. It is a tight, weed-suppressing ground cover for shady, moist areas, but it will not tolerate foot traffic. In USDA zones 10 and 11, it is evergreen, but usually dies back in winter in zone 9.
How do you take care of baby dwarf tears?
Care. Dwarf Baby Tears need a fine-grained substrate rich in nutrients and minerals, especially iron. The plant is sensitive to iron deficiency and will display yellowish leaves if there is not enough iron in the tank. They will do best with CO2 supplementation and constant fertilization to help accelerate growth rate.