Episcia Mixture Rooted Cutting Liner

Episcia Mixture - Rooted Cutting Liner

Our Product CodeEP
Sold in Liners of 50
Price Per Plug: $1.20
Total Per Tray: $60.00

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
This item is available for immediate shipment

Episcia (also called Flame Violets) are native to North and South America. Their love of shade and creeping growth habit make them outstanding houseplants. Typically grown for their unique foliage, Episcia do flower for the majority of the year with at least 8 hours of bright, indirect light (avoid full sun). These fussy plants can be high-maintenance, but the end result is worth the effort.


Growing Tips

 

For best results with Episcia, we recommend using a ¼ dilution of balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the summer. Maintain a pH between 5.0 - 6.5. Water moderately in the summer and sparingly in the winter, making sure to use a well-draining soil. Episcia love high humidity, but they do not tolerate saturated soil or water on their leaves, so be careful when watering and allow the soil to dry between waterings.

To help your customers create a humid environment in their home, instruct them to place the pot on top of a saucer filled with rocks and pour water into the saucer, making sure that the water level never reaches the bottom of the pot.

Pinching

We recommend that you pinch Episcia Mixture once after transplanting and roots are well established. An additional trim may be necessary for the final shape of the pot. Deadhead blooms to encourage fresh flowering.

Spacing

Episcia should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough.

Height Control

We do not recommend plant growth regulators for Episcia. Control growth through proper pinching and trimming.

Pests

Mealybugs and aphids are the primary pests attracted to Episcia.

Disease

Episcia Mixture are susceptible to fungal growth when their growing environment is too wet. Watch for botrytis, leaf spots, stem blights, and root rots while the days are short. These problems are usually associated with oversaturation of the soil. You can prevent them by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat fungal infections are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Episcia Mixture Liners

  1. We recommend planting 4 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. We recommend that you pinch Episcia Mixture once after transplanting and roots are well established. An additional trim may be necessary for the final shape of the pot. Deadhead blooms to encourage fresh flowering.

Rooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Episcia Mixture Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6 Weeks
10" crop time10-12 Weeks
Bloom PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
ColorVaried
HabitCreeping
Height8-12
LightPartial/Full Shade
Minimum Temp65
Perennial Zone10-12
Water NeedsLight-Moderate


Tray Size
Price
$60.00
Tags
Quantity

Current Availability

Crop 1 - Available beginning:
12-18-2017 (Week 51)1,000