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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Episicia Collection - Suomi

This truly looks like a common episcia cupreata species except that this one has a yellow flower as it's trump card. Thinking about it - I realized the common episcias normally have red flowers on them.

I would say it's fairly hardy - almost behave like the common ones and thus no need to worry about the rotting issue if over-watered.

I had also noticed that it has rust like marking on them when over exposed to sunlight.. the red bruise like coloration appear like freckles on the leaf markings - proves another hidden mystery for this particular species.

I had paired them with Episcia Kee Wee where you will notice red flowers upon them. 
They do give a good combination plant to grow them together as a pack.

This particular one do require feeding in order for them to bloom. I realized that when I failed to regular weekly feeding - none of them blooms. The leaf formation is fairly medium, they don't seemed to grow large compared to Emerald or Kee Wee.

It's truly a nice episcia to have to add the yellow blooms in the copper base colored leaves.


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 these bronze colored foliage types somehow seemed to be more hardy and durable too. 

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:

Here it is paired with Episcia Chocolate soldier where it seemed to be happily blooming.

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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