|Our Product Code||EP|
|Price Per Plug:|
|Total Per Tray:||$48.00|
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.
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.
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.
Episcia should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough.
We do not recommend plant growth regulators for Episcia. Control growth through proper pinching and trimming.
Mealybugs and aphids are the primary pests attracted to Episcia.
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.
|4" crop time||6 Weeks|
|10" crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Crop 1 - Available beginning:|
|02-26-2018 (Week 09)||1,400|