Flame Violet (Episcia 'Silver Skies')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Red Orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Suitable Locations: Houseplant


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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 11, 2018 10:09 PM

I bought a plant of this mini episcia about 8 months ago. It has grown slowly, mostly because it won't get nearly the size of my regular ones. A month ago it started blooming small red flowers against its pointed 1-inch silvery leaves for a beautiful combination. At this time the 5-inch plant has started branching out with stolons in 3 directions for a cute but small hanging plant. It gets the same 10+ hours of combined natural then artificial light as my others. I also keep its soil evenly moist at all times and it's loving it.

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Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On August 16, 2019 Bloomed
Another bloom cycle so Jan. April & Aug. so far 2019.
tabbycat On June 21, 2019 Cuttings stuck
Although mini it had 6" trailers so I cut 3 & put in water to root.
tabbycat On January 15, 2019 Bloomed
Started another bloom cycle mid January.
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