Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)
Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)

I ntroducing the stunning Creeping inch plant, known as Callisia repens Gold, which  is a miniature trailing plant that adds a touch of vibrant gold hues to any indoor or outdoor space. Belonging to the Bolivian Wandering Jew family, this variety of Callisia repens is also known as bolivian jew or turtle vine.

Native to South and Central America, the creeping inch plant is a popular choice for hanging baskets, terrariums, or ground cover in gardens. The Callisia repens turtle vine has other varieties like the Pink Lady (Callisia repens variegated) and Pink Panther (Tradescantia Callisia repens), which are known for their beautiful pink foliage and trailing growth habit. 

This creeping inch plant Callisia repens is characterized by its bright golden-yellow foliage, which stands out beautifully against its trailing stems. The stunning golden oval-shaped leaves contrasted with a pink or purple underside are a true show-stopper. It contrasts well with its purple stems. Callisia repens planthas a typical bushy growth with trailing habit. It is a miniature plant that grows between 4 to 12 inches tall. 

The flowers of the creeping inch plant bloom during summer and fall with small white flowers. These flowers add a delicate touch to the creeping plant's overall appearance. So, along with its vibrant golden leaves, you can enjoy the occasional blooms of this lovely plant. 

The ideal method of propagating your creeping inch plant indoors or outdoors is via cuttings, offsets, and seeds.

Additionally, it is mildly toxic to humans and pets if consumed in large amounts. 

Watering Needs

Like other Callisia repens varieties, the creeping inch plant does not need too much water. The best way of Callisia repens  gold is to water it adequately when the soil is completely dry. It's important to strike the right balance to keep this beautiful creeping inch plant happy and healthy. 

As a general rule, it's best to keep the soil evenly moist but not overly saturated. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's crucial to allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Gently press your finger into the soil to measure the moisture content. It's time to water if it seems dry. 

In the spring and summer, during the drowing season, your creeping inch plant Callisia repens gold prefers consistent moisture. During warmer months, you may need to water more frequently, while in cooler months, you can reduce the frequency.

Light Requirements 

If you are growing Callisia repens indoors, placing it near a window in partial shade or in a well-lit room would be ideal. An essential aspect of creeping inch plant care is that it should be placed in a place where it is exposed to bright but indirect or filtered sunlight. It thrives in a spot with moderate to high light levels, but direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves. 

When grown outdoors, the creeping inch plant can handle partial shade to full sun, but it prefers bright, indirect light or dappled sunlight. Find a spot that receives 4-6 hours of morning or late afternoon sun, while providing some shade during the hottest part of the day. This will help prevent the leaves from burning or drying out.

If you notice that your creeping inch Callisia repens leaves start to lose their vibrant golden color or become pale, it may be an indication that it needs more light. On the other hand, if the leaves start to turn brown or develop sunburn spots, they may be getting too much direct sunlight. 

Pro Tip

Remember, it's important to gradually acclimate your creeping inch plant to outdoor conditions if you're transitioning it from indoors. Start by placing it in a shaded area and gradually expose it to more sunlight over a period of a few weeks.

Additionally, make sure to rotate your Callisia repens occasionally to ensure even growth and prevent it from leaning toward the light source. These creeping inch plant care tips will help to maintain its compact and trailing form. Providing this Callisia repens gold with the right amount of light will contribute to its overall health and enhance the beauty of its golden foliage. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

To keep your creeping inch plant Callisia repens Gold happy, you'll want to provide it with well-draining soil and the right kind of fertilizer. It is best to use a succulent potting mix for the Callisia repens plant. Planting them in ordinary soil will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and most likely root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. 

When it comes to fertilizing your creeping inch plant, you can use a balanced (5-10-5), water-soluble natural NPK fertilizer. Feed your Callisia repens once a year during the growing season in the spring. During the dormant season (fall and winter), you can reduce or even stop fertilizing, as the plant's growth slows down. Always remember to water your inch plant before applying fertilizer to avoid any potential root burn. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

The creeping inch plant is typically grown indoors as a houseplant. Native to tropical regions of North and south America, it is not frost-hardy and prefers temperatures between 65-75°F. This Callisia repens thrives in average room temperatures and can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but it's best to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations.

For outdoor cultivation, your Callisia repens gold, is generally hardy in USDA zones 10-11. If you live in a colder climate, it's recommended to keep your creeping inch plant indoors in a hanging pot or provide it with protection during colder months. 

In terms of humidity, the gold creeping inch plant prefers moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near your turtle vine plant or by using a humidifier. Misting the leaves with water can also help create a more humid environment. 

Remember to monitor the temperature and humidity levels to ensure the optimal conditions for your gold creeping inch plant's growth and well-being. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the creeping inch plant (Callisia repens gold) is a lovely and versatile houseplant that can bring a touch of greenery and beauty to any space. With its trailing stems, vibrant golden leaves, and easy care requirements, it's a popular choice among plant enthusiasts. Additionally, being mindful of minimal watering, and optimal light, and providing proper drainage can help prevent fungal diseases and promote healthy growth. Callisia Repens 'Gold' is a highly recommended plant for those without a green thumb or those seeking a unique creeping basket plant to their collection because of its stunning coloring, and fast growth. 

Don't miss out on adding the Callisia repens Gold - Creeping inch plant to your garden! Order now and enjoy its beauty for years to come.

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Callisia repens 'Gold'
Common Name Creeping inch plant, Golden inch plant, turtle vine
Dormancy Winter
Family Commelinaceae
Flower Color White
Genus Callisia
Growth Habit Hailing, trailing
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 12 in. tall
Native Area Mexico, Central America
Plant Type Perennial plants
Propagation By division, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized potting mix
Special Features Golden yellow rounded leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic for humans, mildly toxic for pets (Keeps away from Children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Callisia Repens

The gold creeping inch plant, Callisia repens Gold, can sometimes face a few common pests and problems. Some pests that may affect this Callisia plant include spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. These pests can be controlled by regularly inspecting the plant and using appropriate insecticidal sprays or treatments. 

Other common problems that may occur with the gold creeping inch plant include root rot, which can be caused by overwatering or poorly draining soil. To prevent this, make sure to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings and ensure that the pot has drainage holes. 

Another issue that may arise is leggy growth, where it becomes elongated and sparse. This can be due to insufficient light. To promote more compact growth, provide your Callisia plant with bright, indirect sunlight, or consider supplementing with artificial grow lights.  

Leaf dropping can be another common problem with the Callisia repens Gold. It can happen due to various reasons such as overwatering, underwatering, or environmental stress. It's important to find the underlying cause and adjust the care accordingly to prevent further leaf dropping.  

By staying vigilant for pests, providing proper care, and addressing any issues promptly, you can help keep your Callisia repens Gold healthy and thriving. 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • How do you propagate Creeping Inch Plant? 

    - Select healthy stems and cut them just
    below a node (where leaves emerge).

    - Remove lower leaves: Strip off the lower leaves, leaving a few at the top.

    - Place in water or soil: You can either place the cuttings in a glass of water, ensuring
    that the nodes are submerged, or directly plant them in moist soil.

    - Provide indirect light: Place the cuttings in a bright spot but avoid direct sunlight.

    - Keep moist: Maintain the moisture level by regularly misting the cuttings or
    watering the soil as needed.

    - Wait for roots to develop: After a
    few weeks, roots should start to grow from the nodes.

    - Transplant: Once the roots are
    well-established, carefully transplant the cuttings into individual pots or a
    larger container.

  • Is the creeping inch plant an indoor plant? 

    Yes, if you live outside USDA zones 10-12, you can grow the creeping inch plant, Callisia repens Gold, as an indoor plant. It thrives in the controlled environment of a home or office, where it can receive the right amount of light, temperature, and humidity.  It's a great choice for indoor gardening and can be a lovely addition to your plant collection. 

  • How do you take care of a Callisia repens?

    To take care of a creeping inch plant (Callisia repens), provide it with bright, indirect light and water it when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid overwatering and make sure the pot has drainage holes. The Callisia repens prefers well-drained soil mix and balanced natural fertilizer with a 5-10-5 ratio, for healthy growth.  Additionally, you can grow these beauties outdoors year-round in USDA zones 10-12. You can also trim the plant to promote bushier growth. 

  • Is Creeping inch plant poisonous? 

    The Creeping inch plant Callisia repens 'Gold' is considered mildly toxic; if consumed in excessive amounts, it may cause nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite, especially in cats and dogs. It's always a good idea to keep it out of reach of curious pets or children.

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Creeping Inch Plant - Callisia repens Gold (Turtle Vine)

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I ntroducing the stunning Creeping inch plant, known as Callisia repens Gold, which  is a miniature trailing plant that adds a touch of vibrant gold hues to any indoor or outdoor space. Belonging to the Bolivian Wandering Jew family, this variety of Callisia repens is also known as bolivian jew or turtle vine.

Native to South and Central America, the creeping inch plant is a popular choice for hanging baskets, terrariums, or ground cover in gardens. The Callisia repens turtle vine has other varieties like the Pink Lady (Callisia repens variegated) and Pink Panther (Tradescantia Callisia repens), which are known for their beautiful pink foliage and trailing growth habit. 

This creeping inch plant Callisia repens is characterized by its bright golden-yellow foliage, which stands out beautifully against its trailing stems. The stunning golden oval-shaped leaves contrasted with a pink or purple underside are a true show-stopper. It contrasts well with its purple stems. Callisia repens planthas a typical bushy growth with trailing habit. It is a miniature plant that grows between 4 to 12 inches tall. 

The flowers of the creeping inch plant bloom during summer and fall with small white flowers. These flowers add a delicate touch to the creeping plant's overall appearance. So, along with its vibrant golden leaves, you can enjoy the occasional blooms of this lovely plant. 

The ideal method of propagating your creeping inch plant indoors or outdoors is via cuttings, offsets, and seeds.

Additionally, it is mildly toxic to humans and pets if consumed in large amounts. 

Watering Needs

Like other Callisia repens varieties, the creeping inch plant does not need too much water. The best way of Callisia repens  gold is to water it adequately when the soil is completely dry. It's important to strike the right balance to keep this beautiful creeping inch plant happy and healthy. 

As a general rule, it's best to keep the soil evenly moist but not overly saturated. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's crucial to allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Gently press your finger into the soil to measure the moisture content. It's time to water if it seems dry. 

In the spring and summer, during the drowing season, your creeping inch plant Callisia repens gold prefers consistent moisture. During warmer months, you may need to water more frequently, while in cooler months, you can reduce the frequency.

Light Requirements 

If you are growing Callisia repens indoors, placing it near a window in partial shade or in a well-lit room would be ideal. An essential aspect of creeping inch plant care is that it should be placed in a place where it is exposed to bright but indirect or filtered sunlight. It thrives in a spot with moderate to high light levels, but direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves. 

When grown outdoors, the creeping inch plant can handle partial shade to full sun, but it prefers bright, indirect light or dappled sunlight. Find a spot that receives 4-6 hours of morning or late afternoon sun, while providing some shade during the hottest part of the day. This will help prevent the leaves from burning or drying out.

If you notice that your creeping inch Callisia repens leaves start to lose their vibrant golden color or become pale, it may be an indication that it needs more light. On the other hand, if the leaves start to turn brown or develop sunburn spots, they may be getting too much direct sunlight. 

Pro Tip

Remember, it's important to gradually acclimate your creeping inch plant to outdoor conditions if you're transitioning it from indoors. Start by placing it in a shaded area and gradually expose it to more sunlight over a period of a few weeks.

Additionally, make sure to rotate your Callisia repens occasionally to ensure even growth and prevent it from leaning toward the light source. These creeping inch plant care tips will help to maintain its compact and trailing form. Providing this Callisia repens gold with the right amount of light will contribute to its overall health and enhance the beauty of its golden foliage. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

To keep your creeping inch plant Callisia repens Gold happy, you'll want to provide it with well-draining soil and the right kind of fertilizer. It is best to use a succulent potting mix for the Callisia repens plant. Planting them in ordinary soil will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and most likely root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. 

When it comes to fertilizing your creeping inch plant, you can use a balanced (5-10-5), water-soluble natural NPK fertilizer. Feed your Callisia repens once a year during the growing season in the spring. During the dormant season (fall and winter), you can reduce or even stop fertilizing, as the plant's growth slows down. Always remember to water your inch plant before applying fertilizer to avoid any potential root burn. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

The creeping inch plant is typically grown indoors as a houseplant. Native to tropical regions of North and south America, it is not frost-hardy and prefers temperatures between 65-75°F. This Callisia repens thrives in average room temperatures and can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but it's best to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations.

For outdoor cultivation, your Callisia repens gold, is generally hardy in USDA zones 10-11. If you live in a colder climate, it's recommended to keep your creeping inch plant indoors in a hanging pot or provide it with protection during colder months. 

In terms of humidity, the gold creeping inch plant prefers moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near your turtle vine plant or by using a humidifier. Misting the leaves with water can also help create a more humid environment. 

Remember to monitor the temperature and humidity levels to ensure the optimal conditions for your gold creeping inch plant's growth and well-being. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the creeping inch plant (Callisia repens gold) is a lovely and versatile houseplant that can bring a touch of greenery and beauty to any space. With its trailing stems, vibrant golden leaves, and easy care requirements, it's a popular choice among plant enthusiasts. Additionally, being mindful of minimal watering, and optimal light, and providing proper drainage can help prevent fungal diseases and promote healthy growth. Callisia Repens 'Gold' is a highly recommended plant for those without a green thumb or those seeking a unique creeping basket plant to their collection because of its stunning coloring, and fast growth. 

Don't miss out on adding the Callisia repens Gold - Creeping inch plant to your garden! Order now and enjoy its beauty for years to come.

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Callisia repens 'Gold'
Common Name Creeping inch plant, Golden inch plant, turtle vine
Dormancy Winter
Family Commelinaceae
Flower Color White
Genus Callisia
Growth Habit Hailing, trailing
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 12 in. tall
Native Area Mexico, Central America
Plant Type Perennial plants
Propagation By division, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized potting mix
Special Features Golden yellow rounded leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic for humans, mildly toxic for pets (Keeps away from Children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Callisia Repens

The gold creeping inch plant, Callisia repens Gold, can sometimes face a few common pests and problems. Some pests that may affect this Callisia plant include spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. These pests can be controlled by regularly inspecting the plant and using appropriate insecticidal sprays or treatments. 

Other common problems that may occur with the gold creeping inch plant include root rot, which can be caused by overwatering or poorly draining soil. To prevent this, make sure to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings and ensure that the pot has drainage holes. 

Another issue that may arise is leggy growth, where it becomes elongated and sparse. This can be due to insufficient light. To promote more compact growth, provide your Callisia plant with bright, indirect sunlight, or consider supplementing with artificial grow lights.  

Leaf dropping can be another common problem with the Callisia repens Gold. It can happen due to various reasons such as overwatering, underwatering, or environmental stress. It's important to find the underlying cause and adjust the care accordingly to prevent further leaf dropping.  

By staying vigilant for pests, providing proper care, and addressing any issues promptly, you can help keep your Callisia repens Gold healthy and thriving. 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • How do you propagate Creeping Inch Plant? 

    - Select healthy stems and cut them just
    below a node (where leaves emerge).

    - Remove lower leaves: Strip off the lower leaves, leaving a few at the top.

    - Place in water or soil: You can either place the cuttings in a glass of water, ensuring
    that the nodes are submerged, or directly plant them in moist soil.

    - Provide indirect light: Place the cuttings in a bright spot but avoid direct sunlight.

    - Keep moist: Maintain the moisture level by regularly misting the cuttings or
    watering the soil as needed.

    - Wait for roots to develop: After a
    few weeks, roots should start to grow from the nodes.

    - Transplant: Once the roots are
    well-established, carefully transplant the cuttings into individual pots or a
    larger container.

  • Is the creeping inch plant an indoor plant? 

    Yes, if you live outside USDA zones 10-12, you can grow the creeping inch plant, Callisia repens Gold, as an indoor plant. It thrives in the controlled environment of a home or office, where it can receive the right amount of light, temperature, and humidity.  It's a great choice for indoor gardening and can be a lovely addition to your plant collection. 

  • How do you take care of a Callisia repens?

    To take care of a creeping inch plant (Callisia repens), provide it with bright, indirect light and water it when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid overwatering and make sure the pot has drainage holes. The Callisia repens prefers well-drained soil mix and balanced natural fertilizer with a 5-10-5 ratio, for healthy growth.  Additionally, you can grow these beauties outdoors year-round in USDA zones 10-12. You can also trim the plant to promote bushier growth. 

  • Is Creeping inch plant poisonous? 

    The Creeping inch plant Callisia repens 'Gold' is considered mildly toxic; if consumed in excessive amounts, it may cause nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite, especially in cats and dogs. It's always a good idea to keep it out of reach of curious pets or children.

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