Geogenanthus ciliatus 'Geo' Dark Leaf Houseplant Verdant Lyfe
Geogenanthus ciliatus 'Geo' Dark Leaf Houseplant Verdant Lyfe
Geogenanthus ciliatus 'Geo' Dark Leaf Houseplant Verdant Lyfe
Geogenanthus ciliatus 'Geo' Dark Leaf Houseplant Verdant Lyfe
Geogenanthus ciliatus 'Geo' Dark Leaf Houseplant Verdant Lyfe
Geogenanthus ciliatus 'Geo' Dark Leaf Houseplant Verdant Lyfe

Geogenanthus ciliatus 'Geo' Dark Leaf Houseplant

Bright Indirect Light Dark Leaves Interesting Leaves
Regular price $65.00
Regular price $89.00 Sale price $65.00
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Botanical Name
Geogenanthus ciliatus
Common Names
Geo Plant
Plant Type
Tropical, related to inch plants, tradescantia, teddy bear vine or oyster plant
Mature Size
Up to 4ft or more with supports or in nature
Sun Exposure
Part sun, bright indirect works great
Soil Type
Loamy but fast draining, equal parts loam, sand, and peat works great
Soil pH
Slightly acidic
Bloom Time
Small blooms
Flower Color
Not showy but purple
Hardiness Zones
Zone 9-11; grown as a houseplant in all climates
Native Area
Central and South American rainforests
Toxicity/ Pet Friendly
Toxic and not pet friendly


The 2022 Tropical Plant of the Year, Geogenanthus ciliatus AKA "Geo" is loved for its super deep purple foliage and the shine of these leaves is amazing. Relatively easy and grows similar to a tradescantia, its leaves can grow to almost 1-foot long. It will definitely stand out in your plant collection as it is stunning looking house plant.

This is a Brand New plant Genus introduced into the USA, making it an exciting plant to own in the plant world. 

Always make sure the soil stays moist at all times, if the soil dries out, it will immediately wilt. Ensure it can drain after watering. Don't treat it like a succulent. 

It is a low-light plant therefore, you can choose artificial lights as the light medium. As artificial lights like inflorescent bulbs will give you more flexibility to create a low-light environment.

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 6-inch or 8-inch with totem planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it. 
  • Selene Planter - Porcelain 6-inch pot ceramic marble planter with drainage hole and matching rose gold ceramic tray. The planter measures: 7.5" x 6.5" x 6.5" and weighs approximately 3.7 lbs. We recommend placing your plant in the nursery pot inside it to make it easy to water and transplant.

For added humidity, our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty. We also recommend adding our Plant Shield & Shine to your order for routine maintenance and pest prevention.  

Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Megan L. (Cedar Rapids, US)
Loved it!

The plant arrived looking SO BEAUTIFUL! I was asked constantly if I shined it and i hadn't, that was just how lovely the plant was. It still looks lovely, a month after I received it. i have had nothing but wonderful service from this company, even when I've needed to get plants replaced. Will always recommend!

Elizabeth N. (Clifton, US)

Plant came perfectly packed and without damage. It’s a beautiful plant with almost black leaves

Kathy K. (Ann Arbor, US)
I love it,

It has so many long shoots that I ordered another moss pole from Amazon!

N.H. (Hoboken, US)
Customer service

I was impressed with the customer service. My order got delivered to my old address. I reached out to Verdant and they reshipped my order seamlessly.