Houseplant With Pizzazz

By Charlie Nardozzi

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren't especially attractive. If you're up for a challenge, here is a relatively rare houseplant with brightly colored leaves and flowers that command attention.

A relative of the African violet, Episcia 'Pink Brocade' features large, draping pink, white, silver, and green leaves. The orange-red flowers are icing on the cake. This slow-growing houseplant needs a consistent environment to thrive. It grows best with moderate light, warm temperatures, and even watering. It grows well under artificial lighting or in a terrarium.

For more information on 'Pink Brocade' episcia, go to: Logee's Greenhouses.

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