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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Episcia Collection - Lil Lemon

I had hard time identifying this particular hybrid. I'm suspecting that it may had been cross-bred so many times that it may not have a specific identity rather than the mix parentage and somehow, it shows after some time on which cultivar is showing dominant characteristics.

As I understand, Episcia cultivars are so unstable that they do tend to revert back to their parent dominant characteristics. Here - I can easily mistaken it for a Episcia Pink Panther where the foliage  do have dark furry coloration.

However, one strong plus point I would consider all is not lost is the beauty of that one singular flower bloom which is big and showy. Not forgetting it is in Pink - something so rare that I had not seen apart from the usual red and sometimes yellow.

If you are looking for a varieties of flower colors from the Episcia collection, I would suggest to seek out Lil Lemon or Pink Panther. Both have similar characteristics and lovely pink blooms.

Unlike other episcia varieties, the foliage is hairy / furry type and therefore it needs a little more attention as not over water on their foliage but just at the pot base.

Once established, this plant can be considered hardy and a constant bloomer. I'm still not getting used to the lovely huge blooms. I truly recommend that you should try your hands on this particular hybrid if you are familiar with having episcias around in your garden.

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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