Episcia cupreata

This South American plant , native to the forests of Colombia, makes numerous runners at the nodes that root readily; the stem is very short. The leaves are deeply wrinkled, hairy, crenate on the margins and extremely variegated. The solitary flowers are very conspicuous.

It is very suitable for growing in arrangements with other plants in dishes or hanging baskets. It also grows well on an epiphyte stump in a plant-case or terrarium. Its small size makes it a good choice for a bottle garden. It requires quite a high temperature; in winter, it must not fall below 18°C (64° F). A fairly humid atmosphere is essential. Propagate by means of the runners or by tip cuttings.

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