Commelina Fluviatilis

Description

Commelina fluviatilis is an herbaceous plant in the dayflower family found primarily in Central Africa. It is known from Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and the Caprivi Strip region of Namibia.

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Commelina Fluviatilis Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Commelina Fluviatilis prefer high humidity. Place a small humidifier nearby or place your Commelina Fluviatilis plant on a tray of wet pebbles. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water. I'm not a fan of misting plants since this often encourages pests and diseases.

Light

Commelina Fluviatilis plants need very bright light.

Soil

Use a well- aerated soil that drains quickly. If the soil seems heavy and clay-like, add some peat moss and perlite.

Temperature

A Commelina Fluviatilis 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 Commelina Fluviatilis, are not actively growing.

Fertilizing

Feed monthly in the spring and summer with a well balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.

Propagation

Propagate by plant division.