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CALLISIA repens

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Megan Bame

Family

Commelinaceae

Botanical Name

CALLISIA repens

Plant Common Name

Bolivian Inchplant, Creeping Inchplant, Turtle Vine

General Description

Creeping inchplant is an evergreen perennial that grows in spreading mats. This native of Latin America, from southern Texas to Argentina, bears white flowers in fall.

Grow creeping inchplant primarily for its attractive, succulent bright green to gray green foliage. It does well in moist, well-drained soils in partial shade. Also a nice specimen for houseplant culture.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 10

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    11 - 15

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade

  • Height

    0"-4" / 0.0cm - 10.2cm

  • Width

    0'-3' / 0.0m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Fall

  • Native To

    Texas, Mexico, Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No