Callisia spp.

Roseling, Spiderwort


Also known as Callisia rosea, Callisia ornata, Callisia cordifolia

Plant Specifics

Size:0.5 - 1 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Small specimen flower or, en-masse, as a limited area groundcover. Flowers are produced in the morning and close by early afternoon.
Propagation:Division of clumps. Seed.
Availability:Friends, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Attracts bees and syrphid flies.

Native Habitats:Dry sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures