Geogenanthus ciliatus - Geo plant

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


Geogenanthus ciliatus, more commonly called (and easier to say) Geo Plant is a fun, fleshy-leaved plant that is sure to bring a little interest into your home. The palm-sized foliage resembles something like a Ficus, but the Geo Plant features interesting flowers, something you wouldn't get from a Ficus. The elegant foliage of the Geo Plant creates a fantastic contrast to ferns and other lacy houseplants. 

The best place to place a Geo Plant is somewhere with bright, direct sunlight and slightly higher humidity levels than other plants. We really enjoy placing our Geo Plant in the bathroom, it really adds a tropical vibe! Geo Plants are relatively rare, so be sure to scoop one up before we run out!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Geogenanthus ciliatus 
  • Common Name(s): Geo Plant
  • Family: Commelinaceae
  • Native Range: Ecuador, Peru

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Intermediate
  • Light: Prefers medium to low light conditions. Also does well in artificial (fluorescent) lighting 
  • Water: Do not allow the soil to dry between waterings, check every few days to keep soil evenly moist 
  • Humidity: Moderate to high humidity
  • Temperature: 60-70F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding:  Fertilize with diluted liquid fertilizer during spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Root division, stem cuttings
  • Growth: Upright
  • Common Pests: Look out for spider mites, mealy bugs &scale
  • Toxicity: nontoxic 

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