How to care for a Creeping Inch plantEven though Callisia Repens belong to a family called “Spiderwort”, they make beautiful plants. They’ve got lovely, pink striped leaves and long, creeping stems that can grow up to two feet. In late spring and early summer they bloom white flowers, making them an extra special addition to any garden, sunny window sill, or hanging basket!
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- Once a year
- Strong air purifier
- Indirect light or partial shade
- Once every two weeks in spring and summer
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These plants grow throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. In some places, they’re even considered an invasive species and have to be weeded out.
Pink Lady Plants are succulents so they’re naturally good at purifying the air.
Dogs and cats may develop rashes after coming into contact with Pink Lady plants, and ingestion can cause problems with most pets. However, we know they’re safe in moderation because some reptile owners actually feed their pets with pieces from these plants.
Water regularly and keep the soil moist but don’t let your plant sit in water. In the winter, water more sparingly, allowing the top layer of soil to dry.
Pink Lady plants and Callisia Repens plants thrive in partial shade but also do well in the full sun, as long as their soil is kept moist. They like to stay moderately warm and in the winter can handle a minimum temperature of 16°C.
During its growing period, to promote dense foliage, fertilize your plant with a liquid fertilizer every two to four weeks.
These plants are fast growers and can be repotted regularly. However, they have a heightened risk of repotting issues so it’s better to leave them pot bound than to transplant them incorrectly. Be gentle!
Pink Lady plants bloom small white flowers in late spring and early summer. Regularly pinch the leaves to keep its foliage compact and prune to keep it within its limits.
Mildew and blight can cause problems with heavy foliage plants like these, so keep your soil evenly moist but not wet. Too much sun can cause sun scorch and low humidity might attract spider mites, but misting the leaves should counteract this problem.