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Anyone use Baby Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)?

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Old 18th March 2015   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone use Baby Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)?

I am always looking for new plants to use in Salamandra setups and wanted to ask if anyone has any experience with baby tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)? I know they are often used in decorative pots and terrariums, but do they do well with animals present? These are the terrestrial baby tears which are different than the dwarf baby tears used by aquarium hobbyists (Hemianthus callitrichoides I believe). Has anyone had any success or failure with this plant?

Thanks for the help,

-Thomas Wilder



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this plant can survive 6 months underwater, and i think that can support the environment of caudata and anura terrarium (hight umidity) and obviously the presence of the animal.
here a link of the underwater test

Growing Soleirolia Soleirolii Immersed - Plant Physiology & Emersed Culture - Aquatic Plant Central



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Absolutely love this plant. I love that it spreads quickly, very easy to propagate, is tolerant of varying light quality and soil types and that it's ok wet or dry. There are several shades these days but bare in mind the lighter green plants have a lower cholorophyl density and do require better light quality.

I love selaginella too. Looks good and is very tough and forgiving.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selaginella

For a more open growth which my mantellas like I grow maranta. There are several species but I go with Prayer Plants, How to Grow and Care for a Maranta Prayer Plant - Garden Helper, Gardening Questions and Answers
It is very forgiving too. Doesn't mind low light or bright light, prefers wetter than drier and doesn't mind things crawling over it.

Love plants. Good luck with yours.



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I will try this in my paludarium when its finished. Will let you know



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