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Evergreen perennials, related to Tradescantia, but more succulent and with greater tolerance to dry conditions. The trailing stems are almost hidden by hairy, densely ranked, lance-shaped leaves. Brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight. Keep compost moist at all time. Misting is necessary. Water liberally from spring to autumn. Water sparingly in the winter. Propagation: Cuttings.
Cyanotis speciosa has slender stems up to 50 cm long, procumbent to sub-erect, growing annually from a swollen, often u-shaped rhizome with long slender roots. Leaves mostly basal with long hairs beneath; sheaths purplish. Flowers are borne in fleshy leaf-like bracts; tepals pink, mauve or blue; stamens embedded in dense blue hairs.