General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Various shades of pink, depending on light intensity.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Reddish-orange with yellow throat.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Other: May flower all year when grown as an indoor plant.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: Prefer a shallow container.

Common names
  • Episcia
  • Flame Violet

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Date: December 3, 2008
  • Posted by threegardeners (Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Zone 5a) on Sep 29, 2011 7:24 AM concerning plant:
    The "pinker" Episcia's need a wee bit more humidity than the others.
    Episcia will not tolerate more than a couple of hours of early morning or evening Canadian sun (no sun in the Southern, hotter, parts of North America).
    Episcia have very shallow roots and like a mix that is airy enough for their very fine roots to grow in.
    Shallow pots are preferred if possible.
    Water regularly but do not over water.
    Try to avoid getting their leaves wet.

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