Episcia Leaf

greenzzzSeptember 2, 2011

Just got from Ebay lovely Episcia Ruby Red Dress (yes,the shipping was outrageous!)There is one large leaf that fell

off the plant and I was wondering if there is a way to propagate it like an AV or Strep leaf.It has a long healthy stalk.Thanks....Sue

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snappyguy

Never tried it personally but I read somewhere that it does work.

Mark

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 7:49PM
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greenzzz

Thanks for the input,Snappyguy....The leaf is in water but soon I'll root it and watch....

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 1:23AM
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greenzzz

Thanks for the input,Snappyguy....The leaf is in water but soon I'll root it and watch....

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 2:47AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

The chance it will make it is not very high, you better treat your own plant right - and you will have oodles of stolons to root in a month or so.

I would try to root it in a pure vermiculite and keep it covered.

Yes - the shipment is not cheap - that's why you want to order several plants from the same vendor to offset the cost - but episcias are tender = so they need to go first class to minimize the damage.

I think you got yourself a very good one.

Irina

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 12:55PM
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greenzzz

Thanks for the input,Irina...I had lovely Episcias few years ago but lost them due to ignorance about it's culture...This time around trying to follow all instructions because I can't get enough of these beauties...raising Ruby Red Dress,Chocolate Soldier Pink Acajou and Blue Nile....Yes, they are all producing stolons and as an insurance I have already rooted few...Sue

    Bookmark   September 7, 2011 at 3:57PM
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js_plants

I just bought some and whats the best ay to care for them I was told like a A.V. whats your secret?
Thanks

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 9:34PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Yes, you can root it just like you would an AV leaf. I saved an almost dead Jim's Canadian Sunset episcia that way. I put the leaf in my AV mix that was dampened and put it in a plastic bag. I made sure it did not dry out but wasn't soggy wet. I kept a close eye on it and now have a beautiful plant a few months later. I am sort of new to episcias, but have learned that they are amazing survivors.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 12:13PM
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tiarella(7b)

I think I have an episcia or possibly a gloxinia plant I received from a friend. It was a cutting and she isn't sure exactly what she has. It looks like a begonia leaf, big juicy bronze leaves that look crunchy. It rooted very quickly and filled a medium size pot in about 6 weeks. The amazing part is that while it was rooting it threw out these two toned flowers too. They have orange calyxes the in the center with a yellow urn shaped flower with red stripes. Anyone got a clue? what this plant is?

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 4:56PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

tiarella -

pic-pic-pic!!!

If you have trouble posting - send me your pic - I have my email tied to gardenweb - I will shrink it and post it for you.

Irina

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 12:49PM
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