Episcia Pink Panther

£12.50

It comes from South America, from the countries of Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.
A ground cover plant that forms small leaf rosettes and stolons.
Single, elliptical, hairy, clearly nervous. They are multi-colored.
The plant comes from rain forests, so it requires a lot of warmth and moisture. The biggest problem is providing it with moist air; this requires constant fogging of the plant. For this reason, it is best grown in glass balloons. However, it does not like harsh light, partial shade is the best, so it should not be placed near the south window, preferably near the north window. The optimal temperature is 23-25 ​​° C, at lower temperatures it grows slowly, below 15 ° C it dies. The best substrate is fertile, humus soil to which pieces of crushed charcoal should be added. Drainage at the bottom of the pot is necessary. The substrate must be constantly moist.
It requires regular watering so that the soil in the pot does not dry out, but it cannot be flooded with water, as it causes the plant to die. In winter, with central heating, mist the plant, but do not pour water on the leaves, because it causes ugly stains on them. Fertilize in spring and summer, every 3-4 weeks with a weak solution of multi-component fertilizers for flowering plants.

The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 12 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 18 – 22 cm.