Plant Care Instructions*
Episcias are lovely trailing plants. Each plant sends out runners called stolons which trail over the edge of the container or across the soil in the pot. An Episcia Plant is grown for its colorful textured leaves and small but pretty flowers.
Average household temperatures above 65°F (18.3°C). Lower temperatures may cause brown leaf edges. An Episcia plant usually dies when the temperature goes below 50°F (10°C).
Episcia Plants require bright light but no direct sun. If the light is too bright, the color in the leaves fades.
The soil of an Episcia plant should be moist but not soggy at all times. If the soil is too dry, the leaves develop brown edges. In the winter, when an Episcia is not growing, allow the soil to become a little drier.
Episcia plants like a rich, airy potting medium. These plants are relatives of African Violets, so special African Violet plant soil is a good choice.
Special African Violet plant fertilizer is great for Episcia plants. In a pinch, use a balanced, soluble, houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize monthly when the plant is actively growing.
Episcia plants should be re-potted once a year with fresh soil. This helps prevent unwanted salt build-up that can damage the roots. If their roots have taken on the shape of the pot, it's time to move your Episcia to the next size pot.
Episcia plants like high humidity especially as the temperature in the room increases.
* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.
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