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Harlequin Lace

Stunning!  Light, powder-blue upper petals, lower petals very dark purple-black with dark veining over yellow background.  Good bloomer.  A must-have collectible.  (Dibley)



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Harlequin Lace

Average Rating 5 out of 5

Beautiful color and strong plant

I am in love with this Steptocarpus. It is a strong plant and an easy grower. The blooms are large and beautiful. I bought this plant a year ago and it started blooming last fall. I kind off neglected to water it once and it got very dry and limpy. It didn't recover even after a good watering and I thought I was loosing the plant. I trimmed some leaves and buds and gave it a good liquid feed. It recovered slowly but to my surprise it has become stronger and has beautiful dark green leaves now. The plant is quite flat and the bloom stalks are talk. Harlequin lace is an apt name for this plant as the flowers speaks of its trueness to color and pattern.

Dhaarini Raghunathan Feb 07 2024, 20:46 PM

Great Plant

I've had the first flush of blooms 3 months after ordering, definitely worth it. The upper color is nearly blue, very nice.

Tyler Smith Mar 30 2022, 14:50 PM

Serious Flower Power

Each flower stem often has 4 to 6 blooms each. My two year old plant has 40 flowers on it! It is never without blooms when grown under lights. This is a larger variety--mine eventually needed a 6 inch pot. One thing to note is the amount of gold netting varies; I get more gold and larger flowers when the plant matures and gets plenty of fertilizer.

Andy Croft Mar 08 2022, 19:25 PM

Amazing bloom

Amzing I'm in love

Bergin Bekir Feb 19 2022, 17:12 PM

It loves you back

This plant brings a big smile to my face every time I look at it. I have had mine for 14 months now, and once it acclimatized itself it simply took off. Moreover, when I accidentally up-potted it from a 3 inch to a 5 inch pot (rather than a 4 inch pot) instead of showing signs of distress it merrily grew more leaves followed by bloom stalks and flowers. It has been consistently blooming in waves since mid-July. I love this plant! The leaves grow as if they want to reach out and give you a hug, and the flowers are like getting a little kiss on the cheek.

Marcus Stepzinski Dec 29 2021, 20:14 PM

Stunning color!

Recently ordered another Harlequin Lace. One of my fav streps. Beautiful pattern that reminds me of butterfly wings. This one is would be a great addition to anyone's collection.

Anonymous Oct 15 2021, 13:53 PM

So many flowers

This took a bit to start to flower, but has not stopped flowering all summer. Averages 20-30 large blooms at a time. I would totally recommend! *

Brenda Killackey-Jones Sep 12 2021, 08:29 AM

blooming fantastic

My 2nd review for this outstanding Strep which is always in bloom. There are at the moment 25 blooms on it with more on the way and the colors are magnificent. People think it's an orchid but I think this plant may have a lot more going for it. The photo doesn't do it justice.

Warren Conover Aug 04 2021, 18:36 PM


So beautiful

Anonymous Jun 05 2021, 22:32 PM

unique blooms

a favorite in my collection. Very different from all the others and extremely worth having. Unique !

Warren Conover May 17 2021, 11:42 AM

Beautiful blooms

Now that warmer weather has come to Ca this beauty is blooming like crazy! A feast for the eyes!

Deborah Upton May 13 2021, 17:30 PM

Gorgeous plant just blooms and blooms!

I ordered mine last summer. It's now blooming for the second time and is just bursting itself--so beautiful!

Katrina Virts Apr 08 2021, 18:39 PM

Impressive and eye catching!

I found Violet Barn because of this beauty! I never knew how I would fall in love. I initially thought it was an orchid, but Harlequin Lace has its own delicacy and vibrance. Definitely a showstopper.

Melanie Martin Feb 19 2021, 20:13 PM

Harlequin Lace

What can I say. It just blooms and blooms and blooms. The plant is also very robust. It's a rewarding plant for a first time grower of Streps.

Aneita Richardson Apr 25 2020, 12:58 PM

Striking in-person

This flower looks like the wings of a butterfly and the pattern is so intricate, it's sure to catch your eye for several seconds. I can't believe such beautiful flowers exist, yet they're real!

Matthew Wong Apr 06 2020, 18:49 PM

Amazing flowers

I am a fan of streps now. My two favorites are this one and Wow! I am running out of space for plants, so have become more selective. The flowers of this plant are incredible. They each last for at least 2 to 3 weeks for me and I have multiple flowers at a time. I love looking at and through the petals. It's like looking through stained glass and the background netting of dark color is fasinating to me. I love the contrasting light blue color. I highly recommend this plant as well as Wow. Suzanne Wagner

Suzanne Wagner Feb 21 2020, 03:07 AM

Everblooming Plant

This is by far the most prolific bloomer in my collection. it blooms irrespective of the season and the dark flowers are striking admist the green leaves and my other colorful Strep collection.

Anonymous Nov 02 2018, 17:40 PM

Constant bloomer

This plant is stunning and is a constant bloomer. Quite a show stopper!

Daniel Cable Jun 27 2018, 12:16 PM

Harlequin Lace

The best plant I have, absolutely stunning !! Non stop bloomer.

Kathleen Moos Nov 11 2017, 13:09 PM


I love Harlequin Lace so much! I made a lot of mistakes with Streps and lost several...due to under watering, if you can believe it. Well this little beauty with bottom petals that look like stained glass windows is still alive and even blooming! I'm so impressed with it. Also makes a wonderful cut flower.

Chris A Sep 17 2017, 08:55 AM

Awesome plant!

I got this one two months ago and expected that it would be a slow grower. BUT! It grows fast! and having a fully opened flower on the New Year's Day! Now there are two flowers and other three are about to open! Soooo pretty! My flower's color is kinda of darker than the picture, but still stunning! Can't love it more!

Dongdong Guo Jan 12 2017, 22:44 PM

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