Scientific name: Alsobia Dianthiflora
Common names: Lace Flower, Lace Flower Vine
Origin: Mexico, Costa Rica
Height: 4 to 6″
Spread: 12 to 18″
Zones: 13 through 14
A great trailing plant with blooms of white lace-like flowers, and frilled petal edges, make this compact plant stand out. Originating from Central America up through Mexico, Lace Flowers are ground cover of tropical rainforests, but work great on a shelf or windowsill.
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Moderately watered, keep moist, but well drained
Soil: Needs good drainage in containers
Frost Tolerant: No
Drought Tolerant: No
Method: Seed, Division, Cuttage
Sow seeds directly into soil between 68-77 degrees F.3
Take healthy plant and divide, separate plantlets, or take stem cuttings and place in soil. For best results, use heating mat.3
Non-Toxic to dogs and cats.4
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- 2.Alsobia. Gesneriad Reference Web. http://www.gesneriads.info/gesneriad-genera/alsobia/. Accessed March 7, 2019.
- 3.Plant Guide – Plants – Grasses – Alsobia dianthiflora. The Garden Geeks. http://thegardengeeks.net/plant-guide/7226-alsobia-dianthiflora. Accessed March 7, 2019.
- 4.Episcia. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/episcia. Accessed March 7, 2019.