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 super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and 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 2739 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.

Taxonomy

Callisia fragrans
Callisia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

Also known as

Chain Plant, Inch Plant and Basketplant

How to care for Basket Plant

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Basket Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Basket Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Basket Plant →

Common Basket Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Basket Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Basket Plant Water Frequency →

Basket Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Basket Plant may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Basket Plant Light Requirements →

Basket Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Basket Plant prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Basket Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Basket Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Basket Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Basket Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Basket Plant →


🌎 Native Region

Basket Plant is native to Southern United States to South America.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Basket Plant has long, trailing foliage which makes them a great addition to a hanging planter. The newest growth will emerge from the tip of the stems.

How and When to Prune Basket Plant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Basket Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Basket Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Basket Plant can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Basket Plant

Basket Plant

Basket Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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
@@Sloang
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 125 XP
01/03/2022

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
@@Amberblueeyes
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 5,331 XP
globe Grand Haven, MI
12/30/2021

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
@Ashleigh
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 60 XP
globe Simsbury, CT
05/19/2021

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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