Callisia Repens - ‘Pink Panther’

Description

Hailing from the same family as the ‘Tradescantia’ you may notice this miniature plant closely resembles it’s cousin- the Tradescantia Nanouk or ‘Bubblegum Lilac’. With similar shapes and coloring it would be easy to mistake the ‘Pink Panther’ as merely an immature specimen, but the leaves of this plant will never grow over an inch and it’s growth habit will remain compact, yet maintain the ability to trail. This is a great option for someone who doesn’t have a lot of space or for someone who curates their collection based on ‘cuteness’! ** Available in 4.5" Hanging Basket ***

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Callisia Repens
  • Common Name(s): Pink Panther, Pink Lady, Creeping Inchplant, Pink Passion
  • Family: Commelinaceae
  • Native Range: Central & South Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright indirect light
  • Water: Water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry between watering. Avoid over-watering
  • Humidity: Moderate to high humidity
  • Temperature: 60-70F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with diluted liquid fertilizer during spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: compact, trailing
  • Common Pests: Look out for mealy bugs
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets