Commelina is a genus of approximately 170 species commonly called dayflowers due to the short lives of their flowers. They are less often known as widow's tears. It is by far the largest genus of its family, Commelinaceae. The Swedish taxonomist Carl Linnaeus of the 18th century named the genus after the two Dutch botanists Jan Commelijn and his nephew Caspar, each representing one of the showy pe
Commelina welwitschii is an herbaceous plant in the dayflower family found in Southern Africa from Zimbabwe to Angola. A phylogenetic study based on the nuclear ribosomal DNA region 5S NTS and the chloroplast region trnL-trnF.
Commelina virginica. commonly known as the Virginia dayflower. is a perennial herbaceous plant in the dayflower family. It is native to the mideastern and southeastern United States.
Commelina tuberosa is an herbaceous plant in the dayflower family native to Mexico but grown worldwide as an ornamental plant. It is characterized by its purple-splotched spathes with free margins.
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.
Commelina maculata is an herbaceous plant in the dayflower family found in India.
Commelina lukei is a monocotyledonous. herbaceous plant in the dayflower family from East Africa. This blue-flowered herb has been recorded in lowland areas of Kenya.
Commelina forskaolii. sometimes known as rat's ear. is an herbaceous plant in the dayflower family native to much of Africa.
Commelina fluviatilis is an herbaceous plant in the dayflower family found primarily in Central Africa. It is known from Tanzania.
Commelina ensifolia. commonly known as scurvy weed. scurvy grass or wandering Jew.
Commelina diffusa. sometimes known as the climbing dayflower or spreading dayflower.
Commelina dianthifolia. known as the birdbill dayflower. is a perennial herb native to the south-western United States and northern Mexico. Petals are blue while sepals are green. The inflorescence is a scorpioid cyme and it is subtended by a boat-like spathe..
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.
Your plant will do well in average household humidity