Aneilema Biflorum

Description

Aneilema biflorum is a perennial herb in the Commelinaceae family. It grows in moist and shaded places, often near streams in eastern Australia. A ground covering plant, growing to 20 cm tall. White flowers occur between December and March. The wrinkled fruit is flattened, 4 mm long, with pale grey seeds.

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Aneilema Biflorum Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Average to higher household humidity is best. If the air is too dry, the leaf tips of a Aneilema Biflorum plant turn brown. Place a Aneilema Biflorum plant on a tray of wet pebbles to increase the humidity around it. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water.

Light

Aneilema Biflorum plants like bright indirect 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. 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.. The better the light, the more flowers and colorful leaves a Wandering Jew plant produces.

Soil

Use a potting soil that retains moisture yet drains quickly so that the roots are not always wet.

Temperature

A Aneilema Biflorum plant grows well in temperatures between 60°- 80°F (15.6°- 26.7°C).

Watering

Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before watering. Keep the soil drier during the winter when all houseplants, not just a Aneilema Biflorum, are not actively growing.

Fertilizing

Feed monthly when a Aneilema Biflorum plant is producing new growth with a water-soluble houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Using a plant food high in nitrogen helps a Aneilema Biflorum produce more colorful leaves. Over- fertilizing is another reason why the bright colors in the leaves start to fade.

Propagation

Propagate by plant division.