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Pellionia daveauana

Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Pellionia (pell-ee-OH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: daveauana (da-vo-ee-AY-na) (Info)

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9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive pniksch On Feb 12, 2013, pniksch from Frisco, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of the most intertesting features of this plant is it's bloom. When watered or disturbed, the flower buds(which form in clusters)start "exploding" in rapid sequence, shooting off little clouds of pollen that look like
puffs of smoke. Quite remarkable to observe in person.

Positive plantladylin On Feb 2, 2008, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Pellionia are frost-tender creeping perennials found from Vietnam to Malaysia and Burma. Plants can be grown in containers as well as hanging baskets and also do well in terrariums. They require heat and humidity, bright light but no direct sunlight. Keep moist but not wet. This plant can be propagated by stem cuttings.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Orlando, Florida

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