English name:Basket Plant
Latin name:Callisia fragans 'Variegata'
My name means 'beautiful lily' in Latin but I'm actually a Tradescantia, making me a fast grower and easy to care for. I also get beautiful white blooms if you treat me nicely.
I am prized for my compact symmetry and paddle shaped leaves. Though I can grow bananas in the wild, you are unlikely to see any from me in your house.
Useful to know:
I am native to Mexico and South America.
I can grow to over 1m in height!
I like medium to bright light best and don't like direct sunlight.
I like my soil fairly moist so please don't let me dry out too much between waterings. Water me less during winter.
I like it on the warmer side, so no temperatures lower than 15°C please.
Feed me every few weeks with a balanced fertiliser during the spring and summer.
Wipe the dust off my rubbery textured leaves but otherwise I'm easy.
Repot me yearly as I'm a voracious grower. You can also propagate me easily from stem cuttings.
My leaves will start turning purple the more light I get so if you want to keep me green, find me a spot with less light
I am perfectly pet-friendly!