Episcia cuperata - Plant
Common name: flame violet
Color: Scarlet red to orange with yellow throat
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Grow espiscias in a well drained spongy soil, like those for African violets. If you make your soil use two parts peatmoss, 1/2 part perlite or vermiculite and 1/2 part sand.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 60 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- If you are growing plants indoors under artificial light like fluorescents episcias are just the thing to add to the garden.
- Under this non-changing light intensity these low-light plants grow gorgeous foliage and bloom profusely.
In its native area, it is an evergreen, creeping perennial. In cooler climates, its trailing form makes them excellent for hanging baskets.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No Problems include: fungal leafspots, stem blights and root rots, aphids, mealybugs; leaf margins turn brown from low humidity and too dry conditions; leaves scorch in full direct sun; die back occurs if too much water or too little air circulation.
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