• Murdannia loriformus 'bright star' - Μουρντάνια

Murdannia loriformus 12cm


Murdannia loriformis (Hassk.) R.S.Rao & Kammathy - Μουρντάνια
Οικογένεια: Commelinaceae

Διάμετρος γλάστρας: 12εκ., Ύψος:20εκ.

Φύλλα χρώματος ασημί και περιμετρικά πράσινα και σχήμα που θυμίζει αστέρια.

Έχει εξαιρετική ανάπτυξη που παραμένει πλούσια και συμπαγή σε όποιο μέγεθος γλάστρας και αν φυτευτεί.

Πολύ εύκολο στη συντήρηση του, το μόνο που χρειάζεται είναι ένα φωτεινό μέρος και λίγο νερό.


The Murdannia Loriformis is still a relatively new houseplant, but it has recently become extremely popular.

Originally, this houseplant comes from China where they use the oil from the plant for traditional medicine. The oil is mainly used to increase general resistance.

In Europe we use this houseplant mainly because it has such beautiful leaves. This is also the reason why the plant got its nickname 'Bright Star'.

The leaves almost seem to be made of real silver and the green edge of the leaf makes this even more apparent.


  • Care Difficulty - Easy
  • Provide a bright, indirect location with the absence of direct sun. Although Murdannia look as if they can tolerate the sun, their leaves will soon curl and develop sun-scorch. 
  • Allow the soil's top third to dry out in between waters, reducing this in the autumn and winter. Do not promote dry soil often. 
  • Fertilise using a 'Houseplant' labelled feed every four waters in the spring and summer, reducing this to every six in the colder months.
  • Repot every three years using a 'Houseplant' labelled potting mix and the next sized pot.
  • Keep an eye out for any loss of pre-existing variegations (patterns), as too-dark locations will cause them to fade & disappear. Settings that are too bright may develop exaggerated variegations with little to no green areas.


Murdannia was first classified by John Forbes Royle in 1840, honouring Indian plant collector, Murdan Ali, who was a botanist at the Saharanpur Botanic Gardens in India. The species, M. loriformis, was first documented by Justus Hasskarl in the 1840s during a trip to Asia. Its nickname of 'Beijing Grass' originates from traditional Chinese medicine that used the foliage to alleviate respiratory symptoms and expel toxins from the body.


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