Episcia 'Pink Dreams'

General Plant Information (Edit)
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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Green and white with pink margins.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

My tri-colored Beauty

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 11, 2018 9:49 PM

Oh, so pretty! I bought a small 2-inch plant 8 months ago for its pink, cream, and green combination leaf color. It has grown slowly, but recently grew another inch and sent out 2 small stolons. I can hardly wait to see it in bloom with pink flowers. I have 5 varieties that grow on a shelf by an east window that gets filtered morning sun and then 7 hours of supplemental light under my Sunblaster light. I keep the soil of all slightly damp at all times and they are thriving. They are a lot easier to keep happy than the related african violets.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 21, 2018 12:47 PM

Sept. 1, 2018 I took 3 stolon cuttings off my year-old plant and put them to root in water. Oct. 6 they had rooted, so I planted them in soil and they are doing fine. This seems to be a slow-growing smaller variety, but its pastel cream, pink and green color is beautiful and my favorite.

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Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On June 22, 2019 Bloomed
1st flower ever & it's a 3/4" med. pink & looks nice against the tri-colored leaves.
tabbycat On March 3, 2019 Cuttings took
4 water rooted plants put in own pots. I have a total of 6 plants now from cuttings of my mama plant.
tabbycat On January 23, 2019 Transplanted
2 plants grown several months together in a pot to root are 1.50" plants so I put each in it's own pot.
tabbycat On January 23, 2019 Cuttings stuck
4 cuttings off my original plant put in water to root.
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