Bolivian wandering Jew / Callisia repens
Common Name: Chain Plant, Creeping Basket Plant, Creeping Inch Plant, Dwarf Wandering Jew, Itsy Bitsy Inch Plant, Little Jewel, Tiny Buttons, Turtle Vine
Botanical Name: Callisia repens
Other names: Bolivian Wandering Jew
Origin: South America, the Caribbean, and Central America
The Bolivian Wandering Jew is one of the most interesting vine succulents, having lots of cool names like - Chain Plant, Creeping Inch Plant, Tiny Buttons, Turtle Vine, etc. At first glance it looks like a mess but if you observe it carefully – you will see an adorable gem with multitude of small green leaves. This trailing plant when given little care, spreads easily and acts as a great air-purifier. You can even decorate your bookshelf with this plant or simply put it in a hanging basket as an elegant, year-round attraction. With cute little heart-shaped leaves that grow into a dense sprawling structure, this evergreen beauty is simple irresistible to any eye.
Growth Habits: Up to 6 - 12 inches long
Soil Requirement: well drained sandy-loam soil
Watering Schedule: Thrice a week
Light condition: bright indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 15 - 30 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Take extra care while repotting as the roots are usually spread all over the pot. You can repot once the current container becomes small for your plant.
Suitable Locations: Locations like hanging basket, bedroom, Balcony, tabletop, or other surfaces for ground cover.
• Do no wait for the soil to dry completely. Keep watering as and when required to keep the soil moist. • Strictly keep the plant indoor during winter season. Heavy rains and frost will hamper the plant’s growth. • Too much heat waves can damage the leaves of this plant. So, try to keep it at a place where it can receive indirect sunlight. • You can repot if you notice that its growth is stopped or slowed down.