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Striped Inch Plant

Callisia gentlei var. elegans

Also known as

Roseling

Callisia elegans by Oeropium (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Striped Inch Plant Overview

Callisia gentlei var. elegans is an evergreen, succulent perennial that can be found in Guatemala and Honduras. It has a trailing growth habit and typically grows to around 15cm high. Commonly called Striped Inch Plant and previously known as Callisia elegans. Foliage is dark, olive green and oval in shape, with white striping on the upper surface and purple colouration on the underside. It produces attractive, small white flowers with 3 petals, these are produced in clusters at the tips of stems.

How to propagate Striped Inch Plant

Cuttings

Propagation is by tip cuttings in the spring, either annually or when plants become straggly.

Special features of Striped Inch Plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Striped Inch Plant

Grown for their ornamental foliage and trailing habit.