Plant Care Tradescantia Somaliensis

Tradescantia Somaliensis

Also known as

Kitten Ears, Kitten Ears, Pussy Ears, Furry Kittens, Tradescantia somaliensis and Pussy Ear


Cyanotis somaliensis

How to care for Tradescantia Somaliensis


How often to water your Tradescantia Somaliensis

Water needs for Tradescantia Somaliensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Tradescantia Somaliensis 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 Tradescantia Somaliensis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Kitten Ears in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tradescantia Somaliensis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tradescantia Somaliensis 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.

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How to fertilize Tradescantia Somaliensis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tradescantia Somaliensis: 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 Tradescantia Somaliensis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Tradescantia Somaliensis

Tradescantia Somaliensis

Tradescantia Somaliensis

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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