Alsobia dianthiflora

A. dianthiflora is a relatively compact trailing plant. It is strongly stoloniferous, with vigorous trailing stems sporting plantlets all along their length. This specimen has had the stolons removed after the first or second plantlet, allowing a relatively graceful shape for growing under artificial lights. Limiting the stolon length in this fashion has the desirable side effects of forcing more growth from the base of the plant, and causing the plant to produce more bloom.

A closeup illustrates the attractive fimbriate (frilled) flowers. A hybrid of A. dianthiflora and its close relative A. punctata, A. 'Cygnet', may also be viewed here.  A somewhat different form of the species can be seen here.

 

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