Episcia Strawberry Patch


Episcia Strawberry Patch, aka Episcia Cupreata Strawberry Patch, is a type of Gesneriad with stunning, metallic, pink leaves that feature a silvery center. Native to Central and South America, as well as the West Indies, this plant is in the same family as the African Violet. Therefore, they can bloom almost all year long when well cared for indoors and can add colour to some dreary winter days.

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good place in your home would be anywhere in a room that has a regular size window between the window and the middle of the room. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided! Avoid misting the leaves though as this can lead to powdery mildew.
The velvety leaves of Episcia houseplants do not take well to misting or many contacts with water, especially cold water. Instead, provide humidity with a pebble tray or a humidifier in the area, and water with lukewarm water.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.
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