Callisia (Inch Plant)
Callisia is a valuable feed supplement for rodents, birds, turtles and reptiles.
The animals appreciate Callisia not only because of the high water content, which is stored in the green parts. Moreover, the plant supplies fibre-
Callisia is not fed dried, but as a fresh plant. Your pet takes up plenty of water this way -
Callisia is ideal for the following pets:
small rodents such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and mice
birds of all kinds
Botany and origin
Creeping Inch Plant (Callisia repens) is a variety from the Commelinaceae family, which is related to the genus Tradescantia. Unlike Spiderworts, the flowers of the Creeping Inch Plant are very inconspicuous. Their ornamental value refers to the leaves.
This plant is native to Central and South America, where it grows as a ground cover plant. Wild animals appreciate this plant because of its ability to store water in above average amounts.
Location and care
First, a valuable tip: your pet will like Callisia so much that it will quickly eat the plant bare. If this happens too fast for you, then – depending on the size and appetite of your pet – cut off a few shoots 3-
Keep Callisia indoors in a bright, sunny location. A south-
Water the plant well: the root ball should never dry out completely! When the leaves are withered, it is not too late -
In the summer, the plants can be placed outdoors. The plants only need a short acclimatisation period: do not put them in the full sun during the first few days.
From certified organic cultivation according to EU organic regulations. Origin: Baden-