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Cyanotis obtusa Trimen

Family Name: Commelinaceae
Synonyms: Cyanotis arachnoidea var. obtusa
Common Name: Wondering Jew
Full Sun: 6-8h Little Water Coastal Green Roof Hanging Basket Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Dry Soils / Drought


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought
Landscape Uses Coastal, Beachfront / Shoreline, Green Roof, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall, Groundcover, Hanging Basket

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting (Herbaceous), Stolon / Runner


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Red

Image Repository



Master ID 32512
Species ID 6924
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.