Photo of Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans): Purple in so many shades

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 23, 2014 12:54 PM CST
Is this the color of the plant for this season? All the other photos of this plant are mostly green.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 23, 2014 4:23 PM CST
No I posted it in the Houseplant forum. I have had it for over 20 yrs. If it is in the sun it gets purple streaks but it has never gotten totally purple.

It is in dark shade between a chair and table. We are thinking that maybe it is the chemicals in the pot. It is a cheap pot I picked up at CVS. But I have had it for 2 yrs and it has been planted with other annuals before and the plants that I planted in it last yr did not change colors.

It is used out doors. I would think if there was some chemical in the pot it would have washed out being in the elements for 2 years.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 23, 2014 4:44 PM CST
Well, whatever the reason, it's quite beautiful in the unusual pot. Thanks for sharing, Cinta!

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