Episcia

Episcia is related to the African Violet and it is part of the Gesneriaceae family of plants. It is native to Central and South America more particularly Colombia and Venezuela. Episcia is a herbaceous perennial. It is also known as Trailing or Flame Violets. The name is derived from Greek meaning shaded.

Episcia
Episcia

Episcia has a range of different types of leaves some marked with different shades of green and cream or brown. The genus has ten species and they have a range of flowers in white, yellow, pink, and red. It is usually grown indoors. Give them good light but not direct sunlight and you can expect them to flower throughout the year. The flowers are tubular with a yellow center.

Episcia plant likes to be kept in moist soil but not wet user peat moss with perlite for better drainage or African Violet mix is usually adequate. Also humidity is important. Propagate Episcia by runners it produces runners just like strawberries. It is also possible to propagate by seed or leaves. Seeds usually germinate in 1.5 to 3 weeks. Watch out for aphids, fungus, or gnats.

Episcia
Episcia

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