Easy to grow, Kitten’s Ears (Cyanotis) seen above 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 in their garden 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, 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.