Callisia repens 'Pink Lady'
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Callisia repens 'Pink Panther', Callisia repens 'Pink Turtle', Callisia repens 'Bianca', Callisia repens 'Tango', Callisia repens 'Tricolor'
Callisia repens 'Pink Lady' is a low-growing succulent with stems that bear small round waxy leaves. It grows up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall. Leaves are up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long and vary in color from green striped, pinkish, and cream with a burgundy underside. Flowers are small, white, and appear in late spring or early summer.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Growing Tradescantia is easy, and you will find the plants to be quite resilient. These plants typically grow in moist, well-drained, and acidic (pH 5 to 6) soil. Tradescantias do best in partial shade but will do equally well in sunny areas as long as the soil is kept moist.
You can grow Tradescantia indoors too as long as suitable conditions are given. Provide the plant with either a soilless mix or loam-based potting compost and keep it in bright filtered light. You should also pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushier growth.
Allow it to spend warm spring and summer days outdoors, if feasible. Water moderately during its active growth and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every four weeks. Water sparingly in winter.
These plants like to be kept fairly moist, so water regularly, especially when growing them in containers. Cutting the plants back once flowering has ceased can often promote a second bloom and help prevent re-seeding. Cut the stems back about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) from the ground.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Tradescantia.
This succulent is a variegated cultivar of Callisia repens.
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