Callisia fragrans is a liana-like herbaceous plant. It has two types of shoots: upright and fleshy, ranging in length from 30 to 80 in (80 cm to 2 m), linear leaves up to 10 in (25 cm) long, and horizontal, with poorly developed leaves. The flowers of the Basket Plant are small and aromatic. They are collected in hanging inflorescences. However, flowering occurs infrequently at home.