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Ember Lace is beautiful. yellow flowers? anchor that stollen back into the pot, don't cut of the stem to proof that it is still the same plant and you'r good to go to make it bigger and you'r ok if you should want to show. Thanks for your response... helene
The flowers on Ember Lace are a peachy pink. The photo does make them look more yellow than they really are. I don't really know anything about showing, but I'd like to this coming spring. I've never entered before.
I did not know you are not allowed to cut the stolon stem connections on show plants. I sever them after the stolon is rooted on alsobia and episcia because it seems more tidy. Does that exclude them from ever entering a show?
well i may be wrong - not to cool on rules about gessies - but everything in the same pot for showing should proof that it is one and the same plant. hence the stems should be there to show it is still the same plant. However - AVSA has a handbook that explains lot of these things and should be in your posession so you can follow.
i just wanted a little more activity in AV and G thread so I started this; as for me esps. growing so well is quite new and so rewarding. Will post another tomorrow.
I was away for more than a month and boy they are not happy as far as blooming. Niet. they were inside and unattended.and showing it...
Here we show another picture, another episcia. In exchange for some of your posts. This is Beautiful "Alice's Aussie" - Acquired in June as well - this one can be BIG, it looks like. She grows outside, in shade and loving all the humidity...She is showing signs of wanting to please and bloom. I do have a couple more - so please some more pictures and I'll show mine.
I absolutely loved the pictures of the Episcias with pink or red in the leaves. If anyone would like to trade stolons, I have Pink Panther, Faded Jade, Burning Embers, Suomi, and Blue Heaven stolons I could trade. Blue Heaven has not bloomed yet. I got it last Christmas, and it was growing big and in August the Grandkids from Texas came to visit. They loved to feel the leaves of Blue Heaven since they were "soft and fuzzy". They felt a little too hard and most of her leaves took a beating. LOL Thanks for all the great pictures. Lou
This is why I don't post too often. I get "shook" when I post and my mind goes to mush. I have edited the two Sinningias as I'm sure they might take offense at being called "Episcias", and Lord knows I'm not a racist and wouldn't want to get fired for being politically incorrect.LOL
Lou You can keep your job- You got it all straight - You have been such a sssSPORT here (a bit shook up too)
don't worry I didn't get - just didn't get the right spelling for episcias and have grown some over many years. -still have a prob. with espiscias...LOL
Will see about some stolen - Aussie has some also pink ric rac, there are a few more I have, am saving pictures (sort of as a reward) for other people to post theirs...Camera Battery needs charge... Helene
Tish, yes, all was well. did loose a couple. Not her fault.
Waiting for all those huge E to bloom. Can't put them into the sun still too hot. They do love their spots outside in the warmth - have never groown anything that loves the heat and humidity as much as they do.
The pix of the pink one you sent is yet to come. I have huddled over her and geeez she just doesn't want all the pampering. So, now again I messed with her. Still alive ...Send some pix of yours and I'll reply with some more pictures. Did find another in the show at selbys, Canadian Cleopatra...will show pix... saving the best for last. Helene
I would like to have "unpredictable Helen" if any one grows it...
Oh I know - I used to be zone 5, Live in Brewster NY for 40 years. 20 of those years i vacationed here in Fl. Now live here. Those plants LOVE heat. I have never seen anything like it. The are in shade however. Now it is quite dry here so I mist them every PM. Like soon. Here are a couple more. Acquired this last weekend at Selby's...
They sold some with many, many stolons for only $12.00. Next time I see this kind of offer, should I buy it and then just distribute the plantlets? I Personally- for me -like the smaller ones
They are in 3 ounce solo cups.I also have some little pots about 2 inches across and shallow I got from Cape Cod.These are not standards!!
No matter what I do my AVs don't seem to take to wicking,but I keep trying LOL.I put some leaves down and if they take I should have babies to share.
Oh no. Very new to these. Picked this one up at selby garden gessie show. check out the mother on the Selby garden visit thread here on DG. makes rosette stolons. The main rosette blooms.. Interesting. Will post the name.. HD
Am having terrible experiences with my AV right now, so I am especially proud of my Essies, especially the pink varieties I am growing. Here is Cleopatra (Canadian Clone). Can anybody tell me the difference in this and the regular Cleo?
lbrabec, your Cleo is beautiful, looks like the clone is not as dark to me. Say, I believe we have each decided to use the same potter; roast chicken came in mine, but I think I have the dark one your plant is growing in too. LOL
My daughter's son's school salad comes packaged in the greatest (heavy plastic bowls) that are perfect for episcia.
My problem with episcia is keeping them as small as I want. They tend to be huge, even when I restrict roots, any secrets for bonsiaing them?
Pink Smoke is great!! I almost killed mine,but I have 2 pieces rooting.Yes,I love those roasters LOL. Sorry,I don't know how to keep them small either.I just sent 2 clumps of both Cleo's and 2 of Debary's Embers (the dark pink one) to others.That's how I keep mine small.
Sista Connie,thanks !! I have heard the Canadian one is easier too,but I'm not taking any chances.It lives covered with 2 air holes.
Here is the most recent AV to bloom for me. It's Louisiana Lullaby, hybridized by Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses. There's no Photoshopping of the picture. It is simply lit with natural light from behind, making the white edges seem to glow a bit.
every one has such beauties. This is so much fun.
I buy organic spinach in a little large than shoe box plactic containers.
DH is wondering why spinach is so expensive?
Well they make wonderful greenhouses for all my starters. Have nothing more to show for now.
Well, I went to check a name on my "Es" turned around and nearly s... in my pants. Alice's Aussie is blooming!!! Now that's "a good morning to you".
I love pink and orange. Had shoes at one time with those colors. Hot pink and Orange.
She's is beautiful! A keeper Yes?
My "Es" did bloom in the month while I was away so did not see them...
Thank you. I am working hard to get better. My sweet hubby did all of the leg work getting things ready and I was able to sit on the back patio and repot a lot of new violets from Robs Violets and redo my terrariums with epecia. I have more to do for sure, but I have to do slowly. I did get a lot done, but I have a lot of violets! My hubby is a huge help!
Here I am with my little doggie a couple of weeks ago at a nursery nearby. I was sitting, waiting for my husband to load the plant I picked out. HE has to do all planting now. What an angel.
Dysautonomia is hard, you can't walk far or get hot at all. I am better, but I have a long way to go. This happens with CFS sometimes, but MOST docs have never heard of it! :( I do have a great doctor thank goodness.
i only grew one in ny . pink panther. did well outside matured and then died.(don't like typing on lap top)
Is the key to make new ones just to have back up.? not too familiar as to what to do now that are soo big?
one of my june acquired ones is puney. I find no hair on them - they are sensitive. Just like the varigated.
I wonder ho Sally is doing now with the cold weather?
I'm no expert.I take tip cuttings and start new baskets when mine get too large and if the stems start getting too woody.Maybe someone who has a greenhouse or grows outside almost year round could help you more.
I'm glad you are feeling better too. Sometimes finding what works takes time.
Pretty much all epicia will be leggy at some point, its their nature. I don't think they tend to branch like other plants if you pinch them...maybe because they grow the stolens...they just stop and don't tend to grow a new "crown". When I've wrapped mine around the pot enough times, and its looking bad, I take cuttings of the tip and stolens.
I grow several of the green/brown/silver shaded leaved episcia under cover, they all love the humidity.