Episcia potting advice needed

korina(9b, Sunset 17)May 24, 2012

Hi; a few weeks ago I finally took apart my overgrown, unhappy E. Silver Skies. I now have 30-40 (haven't had the courage to count yet) rooted plantlets being weaned from big baggies.

My question is, should I pot them up one plant to a pot, or 2-3?

Thanks for any help. âÂÂ¥

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Episcias, even if being grown for show, can have as many plants as you'd like per pot. The limiting factor on how many you can put in is the size of the pot. If you're looking to give away/sell some, then maybe 1 per pot would be better because then more could enjoy them. Otherwise, just fill in a nice shallow pot with the babies.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 6:12PM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Thanks for the help; some of them are fairly tiny so I may keep those in the gang pot for awhile. It did occur to me that if I could get some of the larger ones big enough I could enter them in the county fair this August. I'll have to wait and see.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 7:06PM
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Try this: Get a large 12 inch plant saucer, fill half way with soil over rocks or other drainage material. Plant 5 or more stolons of nearly the same size and and soil to cover stolon roots. You can put Spanish moss on top to keep in moisture and to hide the soil.

In a few months the episcias will have grown together producing stolons and flowers.

Hint: The more you pinch off new stolons, the more flowers develop.

This can be placed under lights or placed in window light.

You can present this at show in non-flowering episcia class or flowering episcia class.


    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:45PM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

In case anyone is interested, I cheated my way out; I potted up all the babies in 2" pots, one or two to a pot, and gave them away, except for a handful. I would love to find a small strawberry pot for them, but they don't seem to exist around here.

Oh, and I recently cleaned out my tool box and found a tag for Silver *Emblem*. ::facepalm::

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 8:57PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Korina - you saved your house and home from being overwhelmed by invasive Episcias...

I have 2 fish tanks full of them - they should go to the club meeting - and since we didn't have one in July - THEY ARE GETTING OUT LIKE THE YEAST DOUGH....raising to the top and trying to push the lid..


    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:58AM
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