Commelina Mascarenica

Description

Commelina mascarenica is a monocotyledonous, herbaceous plant in the dayflower family from East Africa. This pale blue-flowered herb is found in a variety of open habitats from open bush to roadsides. Although the species was originally thought to be restricted to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands, further study revealed that the species is also widely distributed along the East African coast from

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Commelina Mascarenica Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Commelina Mascarenica prefer high humidity. Place a small humidifier nearby or place your Commelina Mascarenica 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 Mascarenica plants need very bright light.

Soil

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

Temperature

60°-85° F (16°-19°C) during the day and a little cooler at night.

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 Mascarenica, 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.