Commelina Virginica Care
Average to higher household humidity is best. If the air is too dry, the leaf tips of a Commelina Virginica plant turn brown. Place a Commelina Virginica 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.
Commelina Virginica plants need very bright light.
Use a potting soil that retains moisture yet drains quickly so that the roots are not always wet.
A Commelina Virginica plant grows well in temperatures between 60°- 80°F (15.6°- 26.7°C).
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 Virginica, are not actively growing.
Feed monthly when a Commelina Virginica 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 Commelina Virginica produce more colorful leaves. Over- fertilizing is another reason why the bright colors in the leaves start to fade.
Commelina Virginica plants are easily propagated from Stem Cuttings.