This species and P. pulchra are the only two of some 50 species ofgrown as house plants. P. repens, a tropical species from southeast Asia, has prostrate pressed close to the ground and alternate, two-ranked, sessile 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 to dry out. Propagate by means of . To 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.