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Cyanotis somaliensis
Common Name: Kitten or Pussy Ears Family: Commelinaceae (The Spiderwort Family)

Cyanotis somaliensis is a cute, semi-succulent, mounding and trailing plant that has apple green leaves with a silvery shine covered in silky silver hairs. It resembles and was once thought to be a Tradescantia. Clusters of light purple flowers can appear on stem tips in summer. It makes a great contrasting addition to a succulent collection in its own pot or planted at the base of larger succulents like a groundcover. Endemic to northern Somalia.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - North Africa

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypeTender Secondary Bloom Colour
Heightunder 4" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureSun Foliage ColourGreen Silver
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness10-11 BerriesNo
BC Native

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