Rainbow Vine, Trailing Watermelon Begonia
Pellionia daveauana

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

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Mottled

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

On Feb 2, 2008, plantladylin from (Zone 1) 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.