The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Commelinaceae.

Cyanotis somaliensis Common name(s): Pussy Ears, Teddy bear plant
Cyanotis Genus of about 30 species of low-growing, evergreen perennials, related to Tradescantia, but more succulent and with greater tolerance to dry conditions, found in upland forest and rocky areas in Africa and Asia. The trailing stems are almost hidden by hairy, densely 2-ranked, lance-shaped leaves.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 45F in winter. Brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight. Keep compost moist at all time. Reduce watering in winter. Misting is necessary. Take stem cuttings in spring or summer.

User-submitted additions and corrections:

St. Mary
15th May 2010
Over here in South Louisiana, we call those fizzy ears. Cute plant, easy to grow, makes nice hanging basket.
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