Basket Plant
Callisia fragrans
 

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 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

Other common names Chain Plant or Inch Plant
Family Commelinaceae
Other scientific names Rectanthera fragrans, Spironema fragrans

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pale pink
  • white
Leaf color
  • green