Striped Inch Plant
Callisia elegans

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers tepid constant temperatures through the whole year (average under 20 °C).
pH range 6.0 - 7.0
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity irritant


Climate humid subtropical



Other common names Chain Plant
Family Commelinaceae


Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 4 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -35°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
Leaf color
  • white
  • green