Gesneriads forum: Anyone else grow Episcias?

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(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Aug 6, 2014 7:30 AM CST
I often post a bloom of the day on Facebook, many of them are Episcias or assorted gesneriads.





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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 7, 2014 1:01 PM CST
Celene, those are gorgeous! I grew a few Episcia's at one time but it's been a couple of years now. I used to have four plant stands with lights for growing AV's and other Gessies.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Aug 8, 2014 8:07 AM CST
I'm growing three Episcias, but I won't be growing them for much longer unless I start remembering they are there. When spring comes, it's all outside and very little stays inside. I tried growing them outside last summer and one did o.k., but the other two did not.
Here's the one that managed outdoors. I think it's usually called 'Prayer Plant'.
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Donald
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Aug 8, 2014 7:28 PM CST
IME, they do better indoors unless you have a super protected, bright spot that gets no direct sun. That plant looks like it's doing very well, though.
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Aug 8, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Not a new photo, but I love this plant. Sarah Beth, a Baker hybrid. I actually met their daughter, Sarah Beth ;)


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2014 7:39 PM CST
needrain, that's a really pretty Episcia! It looks very similar to a small plant I had a few years ago:
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2014 7:40 PM CST
Celene, that's a pretty one too. Thumbs up
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Aug 8, 2014 8:23 PM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]needrain, that's a really pretty Episcia! It looks very similar to a small plant I had a few years ago:


Yes, it looks very similar.
Donald
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Aug 9, 2014 4:25 PM CST
That looks Slinky Pink-esque. Normally SP has browning blotches on the leaves, not plain frosty green ones, but I've seen it sold both ways.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Jan 10, 2015 5:36 PM CST
Celene, your pix of Slinky Pink are beautiful! Never saw a pink one. Mine was very colorful leaved with blood red blooms. I love both! I wonder what all colors they come in????
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jan 11, 2015 9:29 AM CST
Practically every color.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Jan 11, 2015 12:38 PM CST
Oh my! And how many colors do you have? Wow! I'd love to see pix of all yours
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill

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