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Pellionia repens - Trailing Watermelon Begonia

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$5.24 $6.99

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About This Product

Species Name: Pellionia repens

Common name(s): Pellionia pulchra (syn.), Polynesian Ivy, Trailing watermelon Begonia  

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Leaves are edged in dark green with a light green center
  • When grown in bright light, leaves begin to overlap in a shingling pattern
  • Although a trailing vine tends to stay small making it great for terrarium use

Recommended Pot SizeMedium

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.


Temperature requirement: 60-90°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. 

Lighting:  Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate 

Height: 3-6” 

Origin: Asia, Southeast regions from southern China  down to the Northern area of Indonesia 

Regional locality: Common on river banks in forests and limestone rocks

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Pellionia repens 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.

Shipping Notes: 

As a 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. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" 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.

Live Arrival Guarantee

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 Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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I bought this during the sale going on after some of the greenhouse plants had gotten too big. For $1 I got this beauty. I love it! hangs perfectly and is even getting tiny little flowers on it. One of my favorites! I had never even heard of this vine until I saw it here on Josh's Frogs. Thank you very much and I look forward to making more purchases from you.


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Lovely Looking Plant

There are two large parts to this plant and they are beautiful!


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Great find!

Really cool trailing plant..I repotted 2 of these pellionias into an eclectic 4"collage pot I made ..t( this Repens is eclectic too)It now hangs in my Denver, South facing, apt window. I use a humidifier..and this guy has unbelievable active new growth in spite of winter . Can't wait to watch his leaves and stems darken..and love love this Repens...and have become a self admitted fan of Josh's frogs plant quality and rarer or uncommon plant selections..yay!


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Im in love with this plant. I can’t wait to watch it grow!


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This came a lot bigger than I was expecting. A very pleasant surprise.

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