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Callisia repens 'Rosata'


Callisia repens 'Rosata', or the Turtle vine, is a trailing houseplant with small white flowers and fleshy green leaves with white to pink variegation.

Callisia repens 'Rosata', commonly known as turtle vine, is a beautiful trailing houseplant prized for its small, semi-succulent, fleshy leaves that are broadly ovate and bright green with creamy white to pink variegation. Small, one inch long white flowers are borne in spike-like, curled cymes in autumn. Easy care and fast growing. Enjoys bright, filtered light. Take care to not over water. Pinch out regularly to promote bushy growth. Protect from frost by growing as a houseplant in a shallow pot or hanging basket.

Common Name: Turtle Vine

Family: Commelinaceae (The Spiderwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-11

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: under 4"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Americas - Central and South America

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