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Turtle Vine

Callisia repens is a low-growing succulent with stems that root at the joints and leaves covered with fine, soft hair. It grows up to 4" tall with a spread of p to 4'. Leaves are dark green above, rich purple below, and up to 1 inch long. The flowers are small, white, and appear in late spring or early summer. Growing Tradescantia is easy, and you will find the plants to be quite resilient. These plants typically grow in moist, well drained and acidic (pH 5 to 6) soil. Tradescantias do best in partial shade but will do equally well in sunny areas as long as the soil is moist.