Callisia comes from the Latin words for beautiful lily. Though Callisia looks like a lily or a bromeliad and grows like a spider plants, it is actually in the wandering jew family and is just as easy to grow and care for these plants.
In cooler climates, Callisia basket plant is more commonly grown as a houseplant in hanging baskets. You can purchase it in greenhouses, sometimes under the names chain plant or just basket plant. Callisia does very well as a houseplant because it does not require much light to grow. However, the more light it gets, the more purple the foliage will be. Too much light, though, can scorch it.