Diastema vexans

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  • Photographer: Leslie Brothers, copyright the Smithsonian Institution
  • Grown by: Smithsonian Institution Greenhouses
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Diastema vexans is a low-growing herbaceous plant with pretty white and lavender flowers and softly hair leaves. It needs fairly warm temperatures and good humidity to thrive, but prefers lower light levels.

Two of the most widely grown species in this genus are D. vexans and D. racemiferum.  D. racemiferum is a more dramatic species than is D. vexans.

Other photos of D. vexans can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: