Kitten Ears Plant - Cyanotis somaliensis - Easy to Grow! - 2.5" Pot

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Kitten ears is a delightful, easy-care houseplant. Related to inch plants (and sometimes classified as Tradescantia somaliensis), this unusual houseplant grows well in hanging baskets. Offers fuzzy green leaves, furry kitten adds a lot of texture to a collection of houseplants -- particularly if you pair it with coarser plants such as hoya or ivy that have a very different leaf size or shape. Because it has a creeping or trailing habit, furry kitten is excellent in hanging planters or tall containers. But, you can also grow it in a low, shallow pot and let it grow horizontally on a tabletop, mantle, desk, or other surface to great effect. A relatively small plant, furry kitten is ideal on its own or in terrariums or indoor fairy gardens. Grow furry kitten in a bright spot for the happiest plant -- it likes high light, but tolerates medium light. When it doesn't get enough light, it can get leggy, with long stems between the leaves. If your plant grows too large or becomes too leggy, you can prune without hurting it. Cut it back it at any time of year. By cutting it back, you'll encourage a fuller or bushier plant. Water when the top inch or so of the potting mix is dry. Take care not to let the potting mix stay wet or soggy for extended periods; if the roots stay too wet, this plant can rot. If you wish to fertilize your plant, you can do so in spring and summer (let the plant rest during the cooler, darker months of autumn and winter). You can use any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer; just be sure to follow the directions on the product packaging. Brands formulate their fertilizers differently, so application rates and frequencies vary.
  • Prefers morning sun or very bright, indirect light
  • Water when on the dry side
  • Easy to grow
  • Trim as needed
  • Immediate shipping, starter plant in a 2.5" pot