Plant Care Kitten Ears

Kitten Ears

Also known as

Pussy Ears, Furry Kittens, Tradescantia somaliensis and Pussy Ear


Cyanotis somaliensis

How to care for Kitten Ears

💦 Water

How often to water your Kitten Ears

Water needs for Kitten Ears
0.5 cups
every 9

Kitten Ears needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Kitten Ears

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Kitten Ears in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kitten Ears: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Kitten Ears may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Kitten Ears in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Kitten Ears

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Kitten Ears: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Kitten Ears after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Kitten Ears

Kitten Ears

Kitten Ears

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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