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flame violet
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In the tropics, flame violet can be grown as a ground cover or used as bedding plants. In temperate regions, they need greenhouse culture and are often grown as hanging baskets. Episcia cupreata need plenty of light but cannot tolerate the strong rays of the sun.

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

Water: medium

Temprature: 60 degrees

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • 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.


Special Feature:
In its native area, it is an evergreen, creeping perennial. In cooler climates, its trailing form makes them excellent for hanging baskets.
Use
Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
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.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b552

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