Episcia, 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)

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Akron, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.