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Cartonema is a genus of perennial or annual monocotyledonous flowering plants in the dayflower family. It is restricted to Australia and nearby Trangan Island, which is part of Indonesia. It is the earliest diverging member of its family and has a number of traits that are unique within it, such as non-succulent leaves and a lack of raphides. Its distinctive features led to the genus to once be co

Cartonematoideae species

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Cartonema Philydroides

Cartonema Philydroides

Cartonema philydroides is a herb in the Commelinaceae family..

Cartonema Spicatum

Cartonema Spicatum

Cartonema spicatum is a herb in the Commelinaceae family..

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Cartonematoideae care

Indirect light

Keep them out of harsh direct sunlight, as too much of it can scorch their leaves!


Let your plant dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly when topsoil is dry, usually once a week.

50% - 60%

Your plant will do well in average household humidity