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Diastema vexans

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Diastema vexans
Diastema vexans is an attractive and diminutive member of Gesneriaceae that is easy to grow in a terrarium. It has exquisite tubular flowers and comes originally from Colombia.
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Diastema vexans
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Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

Diastema is a genus of flowering plant in the family Gesneriaceae containing approximately 20 species ranging from Mexico in the north to Bolivia and Venezuela in the south. Like other member of the large Gesneriaceae family, Diastema has tubular flowers that are often extremely beautiful. Diastema vexans has white flowers at the end of coloured tubes with white in the throat and violet stripes extending on to the lip. The insides of the petals are white with a lavender coloured pattern. It has a rhizome or creeping rootstalk, meaning a subterranean stem that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Diastema vexans is easy to grow and will cover a large area in a short space of time. It needs well-drained soil, regular watering and regular feeding with plant food. It blooms in December. Diastema vexans may have a dormant phase when the leaves die down and the plant retreats into its rhizome. New shoots will appear after several weeks.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year

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