The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Baby’s Tears; Irish Moss

Latin Name:

Soleirolia soleirolli

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Soleirolia soleirolii is a flowering plant in the nettle family. It has a number of common names, including baby’s tears, angel’s tears, peace in the home, bits and pieces, bread and cheese, Corsican creeper, Corsican curse, friendship plant, mind-your-own-business, pollyanna vine, Paddy’s wig, and mother of thousands. It should not be confused with Kalanchoe daigremontiana, another plant known as mother of thousands and is toxic for tortoises. 

This plant is safe to feed and occasionally has flowers ranging in color from white to light green.