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:
Scarlet red to orange with yellow throatBloom time:
0.75 to 1.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & 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:
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.
In its native area, it is an evergreen, creeping perennial. In cooler climates, its trailing form makes them excellent for hanging baskets.UseCulinary use:Ornamental use:
- 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.