Pellionia repens

This species and P. pulchra are the only two of some 50 species of Pellionia grown as house plants. P. repens, a tropical species from southeast Asia, has prostrate stems pressed close to the ground and alternate, two-ranked, sessile leaves that are 3-5 cm (1-2 inch) long and 2-3 cm wide. Because they are small plants they are well suited to small glass containers or flat dishes. Never allow the compost to dry out. Propagate by means of stem cuttings. To root they require a temperature of 22°-24° C (72°-75°F). After they have become established the young plants should be pruned several times to make bushy growth.

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