General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Basket Plant
  • Chain Plant
  • Inch Plant

Photo Gallery
Location: My Garden
Date: 2023-04-03
Bee bait, I hope!
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-03-12
In full fragrant bloom; the purple leaf plant in the center is Ox

Date: October 13, 2011
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Too bad I couldn't buy it ;(
Photo by Cinta
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-05-19
Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) in the background.
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2016-06-20
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-02-17 
C. fragrans flowers have a lovely, sweet fragrance
Location: My garden
Location: My garden
Date: 2022-07-04
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2016-08-17
Location: Seville, Spain | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-05
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: February 2012
This is a pup, I love its pink markings (grown in mostly shade)
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-04
Location: outdoors
Date: 2017-05-19
Immature plant.  It is easy to see why they are called a false br
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Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Date: April 6 2022
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2019-10-28

Date: July 8, 2011
Single little \"pup\" hanging at the end of a stem.

Date: July 8, 2011
Leaves get a reddish tinge when in full sun.

Date: 2013-01-14
A stolon/runner deciding to branch off in several new directions.
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-12-27
freeze-ruined foliage, limp stems & discolored leaves

Date: 2014-01-27

Date: 2014-05-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-16 
Variegated form beginning to put out \"runners\" with babies.
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-12-04
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: 2015-04-30
At Selby Gardens
Location: upstate sc
Date: 2017-10-14

Date: 2014-04-12
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-10-02
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-08-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-02-10

Date: 2014-06-19
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-03-30
Purple coloring has returned, about 2 weeks after being put back
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-12-28
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-11-13

Date: 2012-11-27
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2017-03-03
Blooming in the southern window
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2017-02-19
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-10-27

Date: September 15, 2011
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-06-25

Date: April 7, 2011
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-10-04
piece that broke off and has been in the cold house since May!
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-02-21

Date: 2012-12-07
Bloom stalk reaching for the sky.

Date: 2013-12-10

Date: 2014-02-25
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-06-11
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: April 2012
bloom buds
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-30
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2015-07-27

Date: 2014-02-27
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Date: 2023-05-11
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: 2015-04-30
At Selby Gardens
Photo by purpleinopp
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-12-04

Date: 2011-12-17
Location: December, 2023
Location: December, 2023
Location: Ft Worth, Texas
Date: 2017-11-25

Date: 2018-01-22
This guy is about 14 inches high, and two inches around.  I could
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2017-02-19

Date: July 11, 2011
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: February 2012
It's just coming into bloom, I can't wait to smell it.
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-02-15
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2014-01-07
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-09-19
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: April 2012
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-07-15
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Date: 2023-05-11
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: January 2016
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Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 6:07 PM concerning plant:
    I received a single little "pup" of Callisia fragrans from a gardening friend in 2007 and I've come to really love this plant. It is used as a ground cover in some areas, but I grow it as a container plant because of its non-native invasive characteristics here in Florida. It especially looks great in a hanging basket, allowing the stems with many pups to cascade over the sides of the basket. This plant does well in both full sun as well as shade and the blooms are very fragrant!

    I was told that this plant is listed as a Category II non-native invasive species in Florida, so I grow it only as a container plant.
  • Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Jun 20, 2016 6:34 PM concerning plant:
    Having obtained my basket plants from an ATP/NGA gardening friend in 2015, I've only had them a little under a year. I keep them in two different containers in a fairly bright (indirect light) room and they have done very well in my home, even setting about blooming up a storm this year. I love the way the blooms look like little white fireworks, exploding into a beautiful display; they have a very nice fragrance that seems to fall somewhere in between musky and sweet, but probably closer to musky.
Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On May 4, 2022 Bloomed
First time this plant has bloomed for me.
antsinmypants On May 4, 2017 Obtained plant
Wayne 2017
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Purple in so many shades by webesemps Sep 23, 2014 4:44 PM 2
Not Syngonium by plantladylin Oct 28, 2022 9:00 AM 2

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