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Family: COMMELINACEAE 

 Cyanotis speciosa
 
  
Author:  Justus Carl Hasskarl 1870
Family:  Commelinaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Blue to Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Dolls powder puff, Job's Tears, Wandering Jew
Synonyms:  Tradescantia speciosa Linné 1782. Cyanotis nodiflora Kunth 1843.
Got it from:  Seeds, Bangkok
Year:  2006

Photo from Smithsonian Institution.

   This member of the Commelinaceae family was given this name by Justus Carl Hasskarl in 1870. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to a lot of sun. The bulb can grow up to five centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will grow up to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are blue to pink.