I believe most of these will come with cocopeat as medium and may not survive the lowland hot and wet climate -therefore to acclimatize it - you may need to change the soil medium. I find mixing it with 50% sand together with the existing medium really helps for it to rejuvenate and grow better.
I must say not to put it directly in open sun and rain - though it can tolerate open sun but never the overwatering or rain, if it is heavy down pour that happens for hours - this plant will flatten out and just melt away into rottenness. Unlike other Callisa species - this one is so tender and in miniature - I think it would do best as a terrarium plant (but I'm not sure, yet to see it doing well in glass containers)
I also found that this one does not do well in shade - it requires bright indirect light to keep it's pink colors or else it might revert to green - sort of a hybrid mix of the parent plant which is of green and I had seen some of it reverting to green and realized that it is indeed an unstable plant.
(As you can see the pic below - some of the leaves are reverting to green)
If you really love this plant and have the means to care for it properly and diligently - it will reward you with a beautiful bushy crown. I realized those gardeners' who are living in a protect area where there are no pest problems especially snails & slugs - this can do so well on a window side or balcony.
Truly it is a Sensitive Pink Lady.
I had seen many plant vendors mentioning as if it is an easy & resilient plant - I beg to differ: It is Not!
It was popular for sometime and I had noticed that these unsold plants on plant stand slowly succumb to rot and disintegration and when customers sees these conditions of what happens to this plant in long term basis - they refrain from buying and the vendors have to consider the losses.
And so, next time you see this pink lady.. Think about the long term relationship that you may have to commit in caring for her - or else she will indeed punish you for your negligence.
The Last How I saw her until she disappeared literally..
These are what I found in sold nursery - a nice full potted plant in a hanging basket.
For other basic information of plant Care and Different Types of Callisia Species:
Different Types of Callisia Species
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