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  Episcia fimbriata 'Blue Heaven'
  Family Name : Gesneriaceae

  Common Names : Blue Heaven Flame Violet

Blue Heaven Flame Violet
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous; Creeper; Trailing)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Maximum Height :
      0.15 m to 0.30 m
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      [Others]: Herbaceous trailing shrub, usually 15cm height. Spreading stolons. Leaves ornamental, apple-green, fuzzy. Flowers lavender blue, frilled petal margins, fuzzy, last for 1 day. Stems reddish or green, fuzzy.Suitable as groundcover, in hanging baskets and containers for interiorscaping, and vertical landscaping. Use moist but well-drained media to prevent rotting. Shelter leaves from heavy rainfall to minimize damage and rotting.Propagate by removing sizeable stolons from parent plant, and rooting stolon base in well-drained media. For more flowers or plant, pinch off stolons.Genus name derived from Greek episkios, meaning shaded (a reference to natural habitat of species in tropical central America). Species epithet 'fimbriata' refers to fringed edges of flowers.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Vertical Greenery / Green Wall, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate, [Remarks] (Pinch off stolons to get more flowers or bigger parent plant.)
      Potential Problems :
      Leaves may be damaged or rot when exposed to heavy rain. Plant may rot in poorly-drained media.
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting, Stolon / Runner, [Remarks] (Use sizeable stolons for better results.)
      Propagule Establishment Remarks :
      Root base of stolons in moist, well-drained media.
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute, Raised / Sunken Veins
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Oval)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Microphyll ( 2.25cm2 - 20.25 cm2 )
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Herbaceous, Runner / Stolon
      Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Blue, Purple, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Symmetry :
      Flowering Period :
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      1 Day
      Flowering Habit :

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