Alsobia dianthiflora 'Lace Flower'-


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Alsobia dianthiflora ‘Lace Flower’, also known as the Lace Flower Vine is a member of the Gesneriad family originally native from Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Brazil.  Prized for its unique blooms with lacy, shredded petal edges, this small vining plant does great in a hanging basket, tall pots, or also adapts indoors as a house plant in bright light where it will produce many long stolons/vines that will trail and hang over.  These vines can grow up to 3 feet long with the plant reaching about 8”.  As with most Gesneriads, it should be watered at the base to avoid standing water on its fuzzy leaves or blossoms.  Overall, this plant has gained its popularity due to its steady production of blooms and ease of care.


USDA Hardiness Zones 9-10


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Due to the reasons above, this plant is a popular house plant that can add color to your home via both its unique blossoms and small, fuzzy green.  This plant is quite easy to care for, and, just like the African Violet, does not appreciate standing water on its leaves.  It can also do well in a container garden and can be pruned if it gets too long.  They are a good candidate for an outdoor hanging basket on a patio.  Due to their small foliage, they are choice in container gardening.


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

With its tolerance of moisture and frequent blossoms, this plant is very popular in the vivarium hobby.  It is one of the few plants that can be kept in vivariums that will continually blossom.  It is important to note that water does not stand on the leaves for long periods of time, but it will appreciate the high humidity of a fine misting.


As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants from Josh's Frogs are treated only with products that are OMRI Listed© for use in organic production. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.




The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


Live Product Shipping Schedule

Most orders placed by 4pm EST (Monday-Friday) will ship same day depending on your choice of shipping carrier. To know when your order will ship, refer to our complete live product shipping schedule below.

  • FedEx Home Delivery will ship out Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • USPS Priority Mail will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express 2 Day will ship Monday-Wednesday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express Priority Overnight will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST. Saturday delivery is available for an extra $15. You must call in your order for Saturday delivery option.

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Plant Live Arrival Guarantee

Our policy covers all live plant shipments that fall under the following requirements:

If live plants shipped via 2-3 day service:

  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

If live plants shipped via 1 day service: 

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees

Claims on Live Plant Orders

Due to the the nature of the product Josh's Frogs does not consider minor issues to be reason for a claim. Claims should only be placed for dead or heavily damaged plants. Josh's Frogs requires the following when placing claims on plants.

  • No refunds will be given for plants. If replacement is refused by Josh's Frogs, store credit will be given.

  • Contact Josh's Frogs within 24 hours of delivery.

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For our full policy visit the Live Product Guarantees section of our website.

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Excellent Plant Review by Alex
Hanging high in my chameleon's enclosure. Getting a fair bit of light and shooting runners & new growth everywhere. This is a good thing as it's my chameleons favorite plant to catch flies in and it gets trampled quite often. Excellent plants as always from Josh's Frogs. (Posted on 7/3/2017)
nice tiny plants Review by pclay
Plants arrived quickly, in good shape. They look healthy and leaves are a deep green, but plants are smaller than I expected. I repotted them right away. They still look good, but it's too soon to really review. (Posted on 7/21/2016)

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