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Flame Violet Episcia 'Pink Brocade'

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eh-PEE-see-ah
Description

Flame violet is a cultivar with variegated pink, green, and white leaves.  The flower blooms a brilliant orange-red. This plant has stoloniferous stems and is slow growing. It can be propagated by stem cuttings.

This plant needs fertile moist but well-draining soils and high humidity. This cultivar can be a challenge to grow, but once you find a good spot that keeps it happy don't move it around. It will also grow in terrarium-type conditions. Just be sure not to overwater as root rot can occur. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:   Insect pests include aphids and mealybugs.  Fungal leafspots, stem blights, and root rots occasionally occur.  Leaves scorch in full direct sun; dieback occurs if too much water or too little air circulation, leaf margins turn brown from low humidity and too dry conditioning.

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#cultivars#houseplant#red flowers#variegated leaves#hanging baskets#terrarium#tropical perennials#humidity tolerant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#container plant#part shade
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#cultivars#houseplant#red flowers#variegated leaves#hanging baskets#terrarium#tropical perennials#humidity tolerant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#container plant#part shade
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Episcia
    Family:
    Gesneriaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 3 in. - 0 ft. 4 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    5-petals trumpet-shaped flowers in bright red to deep orange that last 2-3 days.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Oval simple variegated leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    stoloniferous green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Humidity