Kitten’s Ears -Cyanotis is an Easy to Grow Succulent with Unusual Leaves


This Kitten’s Ears succulent is Over 30 years old. If you are a garden lover, then you’ll understand why a plant like this feels like part of the family. Mom and Dad had this plant and container when they lived in Fountain Valley. I’m not sure how long they’d had it in their yard before moving to Seal Beach in 1988, which is when they gave it to me. Cyanotis, commonly known as Kitten’s Ears is an evergreen perennial that falls into the day flower category, because its dainty flowers generally last for only one day.
I took this photo in the morning because when I first go out, this is what greets me. By evening the flower has closed up, but the next morning I’m greeted by others. Kitten’s Ears prefer bright light, but not too much water. It is easily propagated from cuttings.


I started this new plant by placing a cutting in potting soil. They like fairly rich, yet loose soil, so I mixed a little pumice with the potting soil.

I have always thought of Kitten’s Ears as an outside plant, but while I was doing a little research, I noticed that some people consider them house plants. Now I have a lovely little Kitten’s Ears living next to my kitchen sink where it gets bright light from the window. I’m very pleased with my new house plant, and I’m hoping it will be happy indoors.

6 thoughts on “Kitten’s Ears -Cyanotis is an Easy to Grow Succulent with Unusual Leaves

  1. What a lovely picture of your Kitten’s Ears Janice. That lovely plant sure goes a long way back. You have certainly taken good loving care of it. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *