Turtle Vine Ornamental Plant

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Turtle vine, also known as Callisia repens, is a trailing perennial plant that belongs to the family Commelinaceae. It is native to Mexico and Central America but is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world.

The plant has small, succulent leaves that are green or variegated with shades of pink, purple, and white. It produces small, white flowers in the summer, followed by small, edible fruits that are red or purple.

Turtle vine is often grown as a ground cover or as a trailing plant in hanging baskets or as a houseplant. It is a relatively easy plant to grow and requires well-draining soil and partial to full sun. It can be propagated by stem cuttings or by division and can tolerate a range of temperatures and humidity levels.

Turtle vine is sometimes used in traditional medicine for various ailments, such as skin irritations, burns, and minor wounds. However, it's important to note that the plant may cause skin irritation in some people and should be used with caution.

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