Pellionia Pulchra

Pellionia Pulchra

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Common name: Watermelon vine, Polynesian ivy

Family: Urticaceae

Approximate height: ~12" when mature


  • Foliage: Small light green begonia-like leaves with dark green veins
  • Bloom: Small white flowers

Light requirements: Do not expose to direct sunlight as too much sun will cause this plant to burn. Great plant for terrarium/vivarium planting. Should do well in a north or east facing window. 

Water: This plant loves humidity and moisture. Do not let this plant dry out. Keep soil moist and water when it feels like its beginning to dry. If leaves begin to brown the cause is most likely low humidity.