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Pellionia pulchra 'Watermelon'

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About This Product

Pellionia pulchra ‘Watermelon’ is a fast growing, thick-stemmed vine from Asia. It has dark green veins on medium green leaves that are heavily veined and puckered. These attractive leaves are reminiscent in color to the Watermelon plant are about 1” wide and 2.5” long. The Pellionia pulchra ‘Watermelon’ is an easy to care for houseplant and looks great in a pot or hanging basket. It also does well in container gardens. It prefers bright, indirect light and moist (not wet) soil. It can tolerate light shade.

USDA Hardiness Zone 10-11

Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

The Pellionia pulchra ‘Watermelon’ makes a great houseplant and looks terrific in a pot or hanging basket. The stems will cascade down over the pot or hanging basket it is planted in, and the foliage will get thick and full. It also does well in container gardens, fairy gardens and terrariums.

Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Pellionia pulchra ‘Watermelon’ is a vining plant, and should be planted towards the back of the vivarium, where it will climb up and over the background and hardscape. It can also be used as a foreground plant as the taller stems will eventually fall and creep across the substrate.

Pellionia pulchra ‘Watermelon’ has moderate water needs but does not like soggy substrate. This plant will grow in almost any lighting conditions, but grows best under bright light where it will grow in a more compact form with shingling leaves. Pellionia pulchra ‘Watermelon’ does not require air circulation to thrive in a naturalistic vivarium. Can be used as a 'filler' plant and will quickly fill in between larger plants, and covering up the background. Pellionia pulchra ‘Watermelon’ has stiff leaves that make great calling and egg laying sites for smaller forms of poison dart frogs

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

 As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home.  Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.


The plant pictured is in a 2.25” pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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Super Plant

This was plant 2 of 4 that I had ordered. Again, it was well packaged for shipping to me in the Northeast on a February day. Plant was super happy, which made me super happy :D :D :D


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The pattern on these are incredibly beautiful


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This is a cool plant!

Fast shipping and great packaging! This plant is so cool! I didn’t know what to expect and after owning it for several weeks it’s quite impressive.


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Jimmy Johns fast and meticulously packed so beautiful healthy and happy plants arrived at my door.

Vern Delgado

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Beautiful watermelon leaves!

My niece recommended Josh's Frogs to me and I couldn't be happier. I purchased three plants and this was one of them (the others were a fluffy ruffle fern and a marble queen pothos). All 3 plants arrived quickly, they were in beautiful shape, packed carefully, and are thriving in our home. The price couldn't be beat either. This particular plant is just lovely. The leaves look like tiny watermelons. I was looking for it and they didn't have it on the site but I signed up to be notified when it was available and I received an email just a few days later letting me know it had arrived in stock. I am very happy with this purchase.

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