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Chocolate Soldier Alsobia dianthiflora

Previously known as:

  • Episcia dianthiflora
Phonetic Spelling
al-SO-bee-a die-AN-thuh-flor-uh
Description

A tender perennial native to parts of Central and South America.  Its fringe-edged petals make it an attractive houseplant.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#tropical perennial#tender perennial#houseplants#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#tropical perennial#tender perennial#houseplants#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alsobia
    Species:
    dianthiflora
    Family:
    Gesneriaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico to NW. Colombia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Petal margins are deeply fringed.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants