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PlantFiles: Flame Violet
Episcia lilacina

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Episcia (ee-PISH-ee-ah) (Info)
Species: lilacina (ly-las-SY-nuh) (Info)

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive carpathiangirl On Jan 11, 2011, carpathiangirl from Akron, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Wikimedia: (lilacina ‘lilacina,’ or ‘Fannie Haage’) – Velvety dark-green leaves marked with a “pine tree” of silver-chartreuse on the veins; light blue-lavender flowers. Other leaf forms may be bronze or green marked with silver.

Great color and texture, rather small-leaved and compact growing habit, a pleasure to watch and touch. Can't wait to see her blooming for me.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bella Vista, Arkansas
Akron, Ohio

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