How to Grow a Dichondra Silver Falls Indoors

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 lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of 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.