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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Episcia Collection - Emerald

This is one of the most taken for granted one..
So much so - I even stashed it in between pots and see them grow so easily.

In the beginning - I didn't care much on seeking their names as I knew its going to be impossible as they are cross pollinated and may just appear to have hundreds of variants within one specific variety.

And so this is one of them - until I had searched and discovered it's ID.

The mystery concerning this particular one is that it has its brown sheen hidden like a ghost and only appears randomly either through light exposure or when in extreme high humidity and the gives out the matted sheen of a brown waxing upon the leaves.

They do appear to be like burned or something hidden but actually its the the nagging mystery of the hidden copper sheen embedded upon the glossy leaves.

The leaves appear to be flat and span out easily, comfortable above any other leaf surface superseding their competitors and works out the best as companion plants in Vertical Garden concepts.

This one tend to turn slightly yellow when receive too much sunlight and if you notice the burns due to the current dry and hot weather during this time of the year.

This is another easy epsicia which I strongly recommend for new beginners equivalent with Faded Jade. An easy of to try first if you are worried of killing them at the first purchase.


It has been like a year cultivating this particular episcia and I wanted to write some updates about my experience on this one. I had found that the green colored foliage types somehow seemed to be more hardy and durable compared to other colored types. 

This one is resilient and able to handle stress well. 
However, after about 6 months or so, 
they require pruning and re-potting as the plant can become so leggy and messy. 

If failed to do so, the plant slowly succumb to withering and slow death - the plant sort-off terminate just below the root ball and that is the end of the plant if not checked or inspected.

Their care & needs are similar to begonias - high humidity, shade loving plant and proper feeding regime to ensure stability and well balanced plant.

Below are the pictures about the episcia in my garden in this one year duration:

Episcia Names and Images
Please click on the link on the title above for the post.

Here is the link where I had put together a list of all the Episcias that I had come across. A database of all the different types & their characteristics.

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