Botanical name: Creeping inchplant
Callisia is related to the Tradescantia family and is sometimes mistakenly named as such. Most of the group either spread or trail such as other Tradescantias, but they differ basically in that they have succulent foliage, though they have the same basic make-up of flowers – having three petals. As a plant with tropical origins – Callisia is happy to live on the edges of forests – so it will need either dappled shade or full sun, and preferably humid growing conditions.
Turtle Vine grows grows well in partial sun to partial shade. If the pot is placed at least 50 centimetres behind the window hot summer sun will be tolerated.
Allow the soil to nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool to temperate during winter. Avoid overwatering. Drying out for a short time will be tolerated.
Easy care. Every 4th to 8th week if Callisia repens is in active growth. Feed with liquid organic fertilizer. A new bought or recently repotted plant don’t need to be fed for the first year.
Not safe for pets.
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