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Soleirolia soleirolii (Mind-your-own-business)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Soleirolia soleirolii

Other names

Mind-your-own-business, Paddy's wig, Friendship plant, Irish moss, Bits and pieces, Bread and cheese, Corsican creeper, Pollyanna vine, Angel's tears, Helxine soleirolii, Soleirolia corsica, Parietaria soleirolii

Genus

Soleirolia Soleirolia

Species

S. soleirolii - S. soleirolii is a creeping, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with slender, rooting, pink or green stems bearing tiny, rounded, mid- to bright green leaves and insignificant, pink-flushed, white flowers in summer.


Soleirolia soleirolii is: Evergreen

Habit

Creeping, Mat Forming

Flower

Pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Soleirolia soleirolii (Mind-your-own-business) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Wildlife, Banks and Slopes, Between paving stones, City, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Underplanting

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in any soil in sun or shade. May be invasive in ideal growing conditions. Will be deciduous in frost-prone areas. Alternatively, grow under glass or as a houseplant in loam-based compost with added grit in full light with shade from hot sun or in partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Soleirolia soleirolii

Other names

Mind-your-own-business, Paddy's wig, Friendship plant, Irish moss, Bits and pieces, Bread and cheese, Corsican creeper, Pollyanna vine, Angel's tears, Helxine soleirolii, Soleirolia corsica, Parietaria soleirolii

Genus

Soleirolia Soleirolia

Species

S. soleirolii - S. soleirolii is a creeping, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with slender, rooting, pink or green stems bearing tiny, rounded, mid- to bright green leaves and insignificant, pink-flushed, white flowers in summer.

Native to

Mediterranean Islands

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Creeping, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Soleirolia soleirolii (Mind-your-own-business) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Wildlife, Banks and Slopes, Between paving stones, City, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Underplanting

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in any soil in sun or shade. May be invasive in ideal growing conditions. Will be deciduous in frost-prone areas. Alternatively, grow under glass or as a houseplant in loam-based compost with added grit in full light with shade from hot sun or in partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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