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Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5207618

I have to confess, I've never heard of this type of plant before. But it looks easy enough if it can withstand all that snip snip snipping! Thanks for a great article, Lee Anne!
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2008
4:48 PM

Post #5207806

Great article, Lee Ann. And I do love the plant.
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5209292

Excellent! I've done that with an old Swedish Ivy--many friends got new plants.
I never heard of that one, either, so of course, I'll have to find one...thanks!
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2008
11:28 PM

Post #5209350

Good article, Threegardeners! Not long ago as I was buying african violets from a lady locally, I noticed that she had about 7 scraggly great big old episcias. She sold them to me for practically nothing. I came home and started many a 6" basket and several vases. A happy camper I am!

Do you mind if i share just a couple? Oh, there is no place to upload photos here. I thank you for sharing a great idea.
North Augusta, ON

July 5, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #5209384

Glad you all liked the article. He was worth saving, they are one of the easiest house plants IMO.


Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #5209790

Really nicely done with all the pictures.
Denver, CO

July 7, 2008
1:34 PM

Post #5216966

I thought episcias had gone by wayside use to raise hybridize some had mail order business never see them any more
Charlotte, NC

July 7, 2008
4:24 PM

Post #5218017

A sure fire method to root episcia or african violet cuttings is to use moist New Zealand sphagnum moss and place the cuttings in a plastic, transparent box on a sunny windowsill or under fluorescent lights. With 100% humidity, the cuttings will root faster than using soil and an open pot. You can also do this with a leaf stem and end up with more than one plant. Lowes sells small packages of the moss in their nursery section. Do not use sphagnum peat moss.
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #5219339

Wow, thanks for that tip, Al !

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