Cyanotis somaliensis is a species of perennial plants in the family Commelinaceae, described in 1895. It is endemic to northern Somalia. Pussy ears, also called kitten ears, is a delightful, easy-care houseplant. It grows well in hanging baskets.
Cyanotis somaliensis has a common name of “Pussy Ears”. The leaves are long and narrow, olive-green in color, and covered with white hairs. The mauve-blue flowers appear sporadically in the summer. Cyanotis somaliensis`s pussy ears adds a lot of texture to a collection of houseplants. Because it has a creeping or trailing habit, pussy ears is excellent in hanging planters or tall containers. But, you can also grow it in a low, shallow pot and let it grow horizontally on a tabletop, mantle, desk, or another surface to great effect. A relatively small plant, pussy ears is ideal on its own or in terrariums or indoor fairy gardens.