Pussy Ears is a creeping perennial succulent plant that can grow not only in pots but also in various terrariums. The plant belongs to the species Commelinaceae, which was first described in 1891 and originated from the northern part of Somalia. Interestingly, Cyanotis somaliensis has a certain relationship with Cyanotis kewensis, as both grow in similar climates and conditions.
Pussy Ears can be easily identified by its long and narrow leaves, which have a green-olive color and are covered all over with white hairs that create an interesting texture.
The succulent is not large, and its fleshy stems grow up to 12 cm (4.8 in) tall and up to 50 cm (20 in) wide. The flowers are small, have a delicate purple color, appear in summer, and are light-sensitive. The petals are fluffy, triangular in shape, soft to the touch, and open only for a few hours in the morning.