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Trailing Watermelon Begonia

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Name: Pellionia repens

AKA: Wavy watermelon begonia, Polynesian Ivy

Why we love it: Despite the common name for this plant, it is not a begonia at all. This plant is grown for its foliage which resembles the outside of a watermelon.

Light: Bright indirect light

Water: Allow the top 1/2 inch of soil to dry between watering. These begonias prefer higher humidity and also require pruning to maintain their compact growth pattern.

Pet Friendly? No, this plant is toxic to pets and people.