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Flame Violet
Scientific Name: Episcia lilacina Hanst.
Synonym:
Family: Gesneriaceae
Flame Violet (Episcia  lilacina) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11

Frost Tolerance: Very tender, some cultivars will die if taken below 60F (16C)

Heat Tolerance: Resist to fairly high temperature if it has very high humidity

Sun Exposure: Shade

Origin: Panama to Nicaragua

Growth Habits: Terrestrial herb, up to 6 inches tall (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water

Propagation: Stolons


Episcia lilacina leaves are deep green above with paler veins paler, and purplish below. In the wild, the flowers are lavender or white, but hybrids with different colors are available.

Cultural Practices:
Do not use cold water for watering.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The Flame Violet bears crimson flowers all year around.

Propagation:
Stolons are cut when they are 2-3 inches long (5-7 cm). They can root in water, or under mist.


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