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Episcia

Episcia is related to African Violet. 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 Violets or Flame Violets. The name Espicia is derived from the Greek meaning “shaded”.

Episcia
Episcia

Episcia leaves have different shades of green, cream, or brown. The flowers range from white to yellow, pink, and red. Episcia is usually grown indoors.

Grow Episcia in good light but not direct sunlight. For more flowers it needs adequate light. The flowers are tubular. They have a yellow center.

Episcia plant prefers moist soil but not wet. Use peat moss with perlite for better drainage. African Violet mix is usually adequate. 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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