Question about Episcia

teisa(6)February 17, 2013

This is a photo of my episcia. I am wondering if episcia ever produce seeds? If so how do I go about making mine produce them? Ive looked online and have never seen any for sale. So Im assuming it may be difficult or impossible but thought it would be worth asking....
Thanks for any thoughts or help!!

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That's a nice photo of your happy Episcia. I wish I could answer your question. I hope a veteran Gesneriad grower can post an answer for you.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 11:37AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Episcia produces seeds. I saw 2 species- E. xantha and E. lilacina "Panama White" producing berries and seed from self pollination. The one you have is a hybrid - so you can try to pollinate it yourself with another Episcia or with itself. The secret is - after pollination - cover the plant with the dome. They are setting seed only in 100% humidity.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 2:12PM
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g2 - thank you very much! I love episcia! This one has grown like mad for me in a big glass jar!

Thank you Irina!! There is very little info on the Internet about this! I'm willing to give it a try :) I appreciate the help!

This post was edited by teisa on Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 19:08

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 7:06PM
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