Plant Care Chain Plant

Chain Plant

About Chain Plant

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

Chain 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 navicularis
Callisia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

Also known as

Striped Inch Plant, Window's Tears and Tradescantia navicularis

How to care for Chain Plant

Water

How often to water your Chain Plant

Water needs for Chain Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Chain Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Chain Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Chain Plant in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Growing Chain Plant in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Chain Plant in Charlotte, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 4th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Charlotte is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Chain Plant in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 34.6% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Charlotte is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to increase by 34.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Chain Plant in Charlotte, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Chain Plant in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chain Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chain 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 Chain Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Chain Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Chain Plant in Charlotte, North Carolina

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 5th, 2023

The growing potential in Charlotte is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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Care Summary for Chain Plant

Chain Plant

Chain Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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