Tradescantia Pink Panther
Tradescantia Callisia Pink Panther, aka Callisia repens 'Pink Panther' or Callisia repens 'Pink Lady', along with many other common names, is one of the cutest houseplants to add to your collection. With dense clusters of tiny, round, waxy leaves, they are perfect for a hanging basket. The small leaves are silvery-green with lavender variegation and fuschia undersides, making them very fascinating to look at from every angle.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
Feed monthly with a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer, while the plant is actively growing. While Tradescantia require very little maintenance overall, pinching the stem tips will help them stay compact. Brighter light helps keep the plant healthy and avoids letting the plant become straggly.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.