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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourGreen-cream
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Pellionia repens (Trailing watermelon begonia). This is a creeping species, It is grown for its leaves, which are round and wide, they are bronze green but have a broad grey-green centre stripe and pink undersides with purple edges.

Characteristics

Evergreen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They can be grown as house plants, and do well in hanging pots, you will need an evenly moist soil with a shaded but bright position. You can propagate from tip cuttings.

Propagation

You can propagate from tip cuttings, rooting stems or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

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