Callisia fragrans is a low growing plant that has waxy leaves that have a slight purplish color underneath, reminding maize with alternating placement on its stem. Green leaves that will turn purplish at the edges when placed in strong light. It has small, white fragrant flowers arranged in clusters of three. This is a good groundcover for mild, moderately dry climates, as well as a nice container or hanging basket plant. With a good care Callissia fragrans can reach more than 3 feet high as an indoor plant. In this case you need to make a support to it that the plant wouldn't broken under its own weight.
It is not only a decoration plant, it has wide medicinal use in Europe and Russia. Active biological substances that are in Callissia fragrans can struggle with any types of infections, stimulate metabolic processes, strengthen immunity and circulatory system, has positive influence on growths. Substances from steroid group contained in Callissia fragrans give it these wonderful possibilities.