Aeae is a creeping herb that forms an excellent groundcover. This indigenous plant has an extensive native range, including Africa, Oceania, South America, North America, and Hawaii. Blooms continuously throughout the year producing 100s of light blue/white flowers, which bees often visit. Grown in full sun, the light green leaves are more robust. Grown in part sun, the leaves are a bit looser.
The natural habitat in Hawaii is on seeping coastal cliffs. Aeae thrives with salt spray and waterlogged conditions. It is the perfect plant for hanging baskets or spilling out of a pot combined with taller plants. It tolerates light traffic and works well between pavers. Also, used as an aquarium plant or lining a pond edge. Aeae is used extensively medicinally around the world.
Propagate with vegetative clippings.
- Aquatic plant
- Container plant
- Cultural significance
- Erosion control
- No dangers