How to Grow a Dichondra Silver Falls Indoors

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I’m sending this photo because I haven’t a clue as to what it is. My apartment building has them around the windows. My problem is that now that I have them in my apartment, they seem to be drying out. I love the smell of them. They are soft to the touch & are a silver grey color. What is it?


Hi Skye,

Your plant is a type of Dichondra Silver Falls. It began as an outdoor plant, but has become a very popular hanging indoor plant. It is a fast growing plant and the silvery, pale green leaves are much more impressive than the small flowers it produces. It sounds like you have over watered the plant. here is a picture of how beautiful this plant can look with the proper care.

Learn how to grow, identify, and care for a dichondra Siler falls at

Light: It really likes very bright light and even some morning sun.   Water: Be very careful not to over water Dichondra plants. They do well when under watered and the soil practically dries out, but quickly gets root rot and dies from over watering.   Plant Food: These plants need very little plant food. Feed monthly from June to September with a balanced liquid plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.   Soil and Pot: Use a good, loose, lightweight potting soil that drains quickly. Be sure there are drip holes in the bottom of your pot so excess water can drain out. These plants have very shallow roots, so the pots do not need to be very deep.