Plant Care Basket Plant

Basket Plant

3.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Basket Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Basket Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Basket Plant

Basket Plant is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 413 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Basket Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Callisia fragrans

Also known as

Chain Plant, Inch Plant and Basketplant

How to care for Basket Plant


How often to water your Basket Plant

Water needs for Basket Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Basket Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Basket Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Basket Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Basket Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Basket Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Basket Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Basket Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Basket Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Basket Plant

Basket Plant

Basket Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Basket Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Basket Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Basket Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Basket Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Basket Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Basket Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Sloang avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 67 XP

Gotta keep close to an open window. Does well if u keep up with watering. Browns pretty easily but not very muck only along the edges. Wavy leaves are very easy to get. Can be a little dramatic at times but does well without too much effort.

Browns easily Browns easily
Amberblueeyes avatar
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 4,829 XP
globe Grand Haven, MI

I was given this plant when I purchased another plant online, and it seems to be growing decent, but I killed one of its babies somehow. Now its growing another one, so it’s got that going for it. Needs a wider pot so it can spread. I had it in a 2 inch pot. Switched to 6 inch. 😅 I like it though.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Ashleigh avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 60 XP
globe Simsbury, CT

Doesn’t seem to be growing and looks burnt. Kinda a pain in the booty

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor

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