Common blue-eyed Kommelin belongs to the Kommelinov family. It owes its origin to East Asia. It is a herbaceous perennial plant with lodging stems. When in contact with the soil, rooting occurs most often in leaf nodes. The foliage is sessile or on very small petioles, alternate, green in color, covered with thin and soft hairs, oblong-lanceolate or spear-shaped, the length does not exceed 9 cm.The flowers are single or collected in small inflorescences, in which 2-3 flowers, the diameter of which is up to 3 cm, blue, yellow, white, purple, pink, bright blue. The flowers have a very interesting structure - they have 2-3 rounded petals, which have long, showy yellow stamens. Common commeline can have variegated forms. The plant can remain open for 1 day. Plant height does not exceed 60 cm.
Tuberous commelina: planting and care at home
Plant from the genus Commelin: photo
Common commeline can tolerate different air temperatures well. If you grow the plant in warm conditions, it will develop faster. If conditions are cool, the growth process may slow down. Throughout the year, you can cultivate a plant at room temperature.
Common tuberous commeline needs good and bright lighting. Growing a plant in a shady area, it can lose its bright, truly summer color. But you need to ensure that the plant from the genus Commelin is not exposed to direct sunlight, burns may occur. Also, do not forget to prune fading flowers.
We are preparing the substrate.
Common kommelina is suitable for soil with a good drainage system. You also need to start preparing a special nutrient sweep for a plant from the genus Commelin in advance. To do this, you need to take peat (2 parts) and perlite or coarse river sand (1 part).
We apply fertilizers.
Common commeline needs regular fertilization during the growing season. feeding is carried out 2 times a month, using liquid mineral fertilizers, take half the concentration. Common blue-eyed commeline is most often used as a ground cover plant.
Tuberous commeline: photo
Common commeline blooms in May-October.
Air humidity level.
Common commeline is able to tolerate dry air well, which occurs in connection with the operation of heating systems. However, at times you can see the foliage shrink or the tips take on a brown tint. this indicates that it is necessary to increase the level of humidity in the air.
Soil moisture level.
During the warmer months, common commeline needs abundant and frequent watering. It is important to keep the soil moist for a long period of time. In the winter period of time, the irrigation regime must be changed - both the amount and frequency of irrigation must be reduced, since development during this period of time slows down.
We are engaged in a transplant.
It is best to transplant a plant from the genus Commelin in the spring, when the root system fills the entire container in which Common Commeline is grown.
Reproduction of a plant from the genus Commeline ordinary will not give you any special difficulties.Reproduction is carried out using stem cuttings, the length of which is no more than 8 cm. The lower foliage of the cuttings will lie down and rooted in a wet mixture of peat or sand, or in a simple glass of water. The rooting process takes about 1 month. if you are going to choose the seed method, then the rooting of the stems most often occurs upon contact with the soil. It is also possible to use the method of dividing a large, mature plant.
Diseases and insect pests
If the common commeline lacks light, the stems will become elongated, and the leaves will acquire a faded shade. the plant can be attacked by aphids and spider mites. Variegated leaves begin to turn green and lose their color if there is an excess of light and fertilizer. It is also possible rotting of common commeline in case of severe waterlogging.