Callisia repens 'Golden' Plants for Sale Online
Callisia repens "Golden' is a semi-succulent houseplant that produces small pink, green, and golden-colored foliage. This small plant will fit perfectly in a hanging basket in your window. Callisia repens 'Golden' grows in a trailing habit and will cascade downwards as it matures, making it a focal piece in any home.
This houseplant looks very similar to a Wandering Jew plant with its trailing growth habit and pink, green, and golden leaves. However, Tradescantia plants produce larger leaves than Callisia plants do. Callisia repens are easy to care for plants and require little maintenance. These plants are toxic to humans and animals. However, keep them high up in a hanging basket and they will thrive!
|Mature Height:||6 to 12 Inches|
|Mature Width:||12 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Bright, indirect light to full sun (if outdoors)|
|Flower Color:||Small purple flowers occasionally|
|Foliage:||Purple, green, pink, and golden; variegated|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out occasionally|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out between watering|
|Uses:||Excellent as a border or in a container or hanging basket, inside or out|
How to Care for Callisia repens 'Golden' Plants
After you purchase your Callisia repens 'Golden' plant, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant remains happy and healthy for years to come!
How do I Prune my Callisia repens 'Golden' Plant?
If you want to prune your Callisia repens 'Golden' plant to make it look compact, pinch off the tops of the leaves when they grow. Doing so will stop growth from expanding and keep your plant nice and bushy. It is also a good idea to prune shoots that are growing differently than the rest of your plant. Doing so will help make the appearance cleaner and precise instead of leggy and unhealthy. Of course, you can always prune off any dead or dying foliage and stems of your plant at any time. It is crucial to use clean shears when pruning your plant to ensure you do not spread any diseases from previous plants.
How Much Sunlight Does my Callisia repens 'Golden' Plant Need?
Callisia repens 'Golden' plants thrive best in bright, indirect light conditions. The best place you can put your plant is in an east or north-facing window to help enhance its colorful foliage. However, too much direct sunlight can cause your plant's foliage coloration to fade and become dull. It is also critical to know that your plant's leaves will scorch if it is in direct sunlight for too long. We recommend rotating your plant every couple of days. Doing so will ensure your plant receives enough sunlight all around instead of in one spot.
What is the best soil for Callisia repens 'Golden'?
Your Callisia repens 'Golden' houseplant will require well-draining potting soil. This plant prefers its soil to dry completely before you water it. However, when you water your houseplant, give it a deep and thorough watering- soak the soil. A regular potting mix with sand will work for your potted plants wonderfully. Your Callisia repens must be in a container that has excellent drainage holes. Doing so will allow excess water to drain out instead of sit at the bottom of your pot. If water sits at your plant's roots for too long, it could risk the possibility of root rot disease. This disease could kill your plant if you do not catch it early.
How do I water My Callisia repens 'Golden' Houseplant?
When you are watering your Callisia repens 'Golden' houseplant, we recommend doing so when your plant's soil is dry. This houseplant does well in dry soil conditions and does not like to have wet, moist soil for long. If your plant holds too much water, it can get crown rot, meaning the plant will die from the roots upward. Your plant could also get root rot disease, and this happens when your plant's roots sit in standing water for a long time. We recommend that you water your Callisia repens weekly during the summer and less frequently in the cooler winter months.