How to grow Commelina communis

Commelina communis growing herbaceous of the genus Commelina also known as Asiatic dayflower, Commelina communis perennial evergreen but mostly annual plant, used as ornamental plant as groundcover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+ as perennial and 4+ as annual.

Leaves color green with hair in the base in elliptic shape

Commelina communis flower

Flower color blue two petals and white petal is down the stamens yellow.

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Requirements for Commelina communis growing and care:

Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Highly invasive and aggressive

Planting season:
All year and as annual spring to summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Controlling the plant must be prune all the year and don’t seeds to fall from the plant

Size of the plant:
30-100cm, 12-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring, summer , autumn as annual and all year as perennial

General information about the flower:
Blue flower the two petals blue and down petal is white the stamens yellow

Scientific name:

Commelina communis

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