Flame Violet, Episcia reptans. If the variety you have makes long bare runners then cut them back. It needs lots of bright, indirect light and well-drained potting soil. Family: Gesneriaceae Also known as Heavenly Strawberries. Water moderately to keep the soil moist in the summer and seldom in the winter. Optimara Greenhouses: OPTIMARA - Episcia Varieties Episcia is a relative of the African Violet and member of the Gesneriad family. The Flame Violet (Episcia Cupreata) must be named for the bright red flowers that grow from its foliage. Their blooms are an intensely bright hue, in red, neon-orange, pink, yellow or lavender. Thru some research, I have learned that Flame Violet can be propagated by stolon cuttings. They need high humidity but do … Potting: Repot in March or April using a porous, well-drained peat-based potting compost. This is my first time growing Flame Violet. Since then, it has been growing beautifully in my room, with its first flower blooming in April. If you make your soil use two parts peat moss, 1/2 part perlite or vermiculite and 1/2 part sand. The Flame Violet also makes a great hanging basket plant. Soil: It prefers to grow in a rich, organic, moist but well-drained soil. Place your plant near a bright window, but out of direct sunlight. Common Names: Flame Violet. You will receive 3 Flame Violets in 2" pots, the variety sent will vary. One-half inch of pot chard and an equal amount of … A member of the same family as the African violets, the tiny red flowers sit on top of lovely green foliage. Planting The Flame Plant. They can grow to a height of six inches (15 cm) tall. Keep the soil evenly moist, not wet or dry. Soil Type Normal or Sandy or Clay Soil pH Neutral or Alkaline or Acid Soil Moisture Average or Moist Care Level Easy . Until recently, the Flame Violets were unknown to most gardeners. i’m using a mixture of potting soil, coarse sand and grit (3:1:1). the flame violet does best if located bright but protected from afternoon sun. it can be cultivated in a regular potting soil or a special mix for african violets. Everything to me is new and interesting. They are very attractive in hanging baskets and have a creeping habit. Appearance and Characteristics. The leaves are a dark green color on the outside, with a light green stripe down the middle. Flame violets will not bloom if it is not getting enough light. Grow espiscias in a spongy, well-drained soil, like those for African violets. Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) From leaf cuttings. How to grow and maintain Flame Violet (Episcia cupreata): Light: It requires bright, indirect light. 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