How to grow Callisia navicularis

Callisia navicularis growing subshrub succulent of the genus Callisia also known as Roselings or Chain Plant, Callisia navicularis perennial evergreen or as annual plant, also used as ornamental plant and as groundcover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial or 4-9 as annual.

Leaves color can be: green, purple, red, pink or more than one color in triangle shape.

Callisia navicularis flower

Flower color purple in triangle shape.

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Requirements for Callisia navicularis growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but in order to get specific leaf color recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can cause skin irritation

Planting season:
Spring (as annual) all year as perennial

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead bloom stems and

Size of the plant:
5-10cm, 2-4 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes (with a lot of light better next to window)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Triangle flower in purple color

Scientific name:

Callisia navicularis

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