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Question: I am looking for the plant that shed tears off the leaf which fall onto the dirt then grow a plant while laying in or on the dirt. The plant can grow very large (indoors) and tall. I have heard names like "Mother of thousands"; "Tear Drops"; Pregnant Plant"; and "Mexican Hats". If you have any ideal of the name or where I can purchase the plant please let me know.

Answer: There is a plant commonly known as "Mother of Thousands" and "Magic Carpet" which is known botanically as Saxifraga stolonifera tricolor or Saxigraga sarmentosa tricolor. This plant has olive green leaves with silvery colored veins and reaches about 9" in height with the runners hanging down 2-3'. Is this what you are looking for?

Try the following nurseries; they may carry the plant:

Logee's Greenhouses, 141 North St. Danielson, CT 06239, ph# 203-774-8038
Louisiana Nursery, Rt. 7 Box 43, Opelousas, LA 70570, ph# 318-948-3696

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