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Polynesian Ivy

Procris repens

Polynesian Ivy Plant Features

Polynesian ivy is a delightful small houseplant that has interesting foliage that looks like it has a velvety or suede-like texture. A low-growing plant, Polynesian ivy is perfect for growing in hanging baskets and terrariums, as well as decorating a mantle or tabletop. 

The green leaves look good with most other houseplants, so you can mix it with a wide range of other varieties such as peperomia, pilea, and begonia for a fun combination. 

Note: Botanists have reclassified this plant a number of times, so you may also see it offered as Elatostema repens, Pellionia repens, or Pellionia pulchra and attached to such common names as rainbow vine, satin pellionia, and trailing watermelon begonia.  

Polynesian Ivy Questions?
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Polynesian Ivy Growing Instructions

Grow Polynesian ivy in low, medium, or bright light --- it's one versatile houseplant! Polynesian ivy grows fastest in medium and bright spots, but is low-care just about everywhere.

Water Polynesian ivy enough to keep the soil moist, but not saturated. Don't let this plant dry out completely.

Because it's a relatively slow grower, you don't need to worry about Polynesian ivy outgrowing its space or pruning it. But you can pinch back the stems any time you'd like. 

Fertilize Polynesian ivy once or twice a year, preferably in spring or summer when temperatures are warmest. You can use any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer; just be sure to follow the directions on the packaging. 

Polynesian ivy is not intended for human or animal consumption. 

  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Low light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green, Variegated

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air
    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Polynesian Ivy with these varieties:
Polynesian ivy makes a lovely groundcover or living mulch underneath bonsai.

Jungle Drum
Create a bold textural contrast by mixing Polynesian ivy with jungle drum.

Looking for a perfect pairing? Put Polynesian ivy with moss.