Episcia Plant

Episcias are lovely trailing plants native to Central and South America, Brazil, and the West Indies. An Episcia plant is grown for its colorful textured leaves and small but pretty flowers. The most popular variety of the Episcia plant is the Flame Violet which has silver veined leaves and bears tubular bright pink or orange-red flowers about 3/4″ in size. The Episcia has never become as popular as its close relative the African Violet because they require more care. Episcias grow in a very unique manner. Each plant sends out runners called stolons which trail over the edge of the container or across the soil in the pot. New plants are propagated from these runners.This is a beautiful unique houseplant, but not a good plant for beginners.

   

 

FAQ

What Do I Do With the Little Plantlets That Develop at the Ends of the Stolen of My Episcia Plant to Propagate New Plants?

Just allow the plantlets on your Episcia to grow a little larger, once they are at least an inch or two in size and can grow on their own, cut them off the stolen and root them in a separate pot. Episcais are very easy to propagate.

When I First Got My Episcia the Leaves Were So Gorgeous, Now They Are Just Dull Looking? Should I Feed It More?

No, it’s not a fertilizer problem. I think your Episcia is getting too much bright light. Is it getting any direct sun any time during the day? It shouldn’t be!! Try moving it to a location that’s not quite as bright and I bet the vibrant color in leaves returns.

The Edges of the Bottom Leaves of My Episcia Plant Are Turning Brown but I Don’t See Any Bugs. Any Idea Why My Episcia Plant Is Turning Brown?

The edges of the leaves of an Episcia plant turn brown when the air around the plant is too cold. Episcia Plants really need temperatures of 65 degrees or more. Try to keep them away from cold windows and winter drafts.