Episcia ‘Jim’s Patches’ in Semi-Hydro


All Andrew's Plants

We’ve traditionally had problems meeting the consistent moisture demands of Episcia, especially the hybrids with pink in their leaves (‘Pink Panther’ and ‘Unpredictable Valley’ being two that have died as a result). The problem is that they are awesome, and I want to grow them. Semi-Hydro seemed like a good method to try, so when I got a cutting of ‘Jim’s Patches’ in mid December I figured it would be the perfect time to try it out.

Episcia 'Jim's Patches'
December 12, 2010

Episcia 'Jim's Patches' - Full Plant
February 13, 2011 (that’s a 5″ orchid pot for reference)

Episcia 'Jim's Patches' - New Growth
You can see how quickly salts and minerals can build up in SH – very important to have a way to flush the media regularly.

Episcia 'Jim's Patches' - Stolons
My original cutting is now a grandparent. I’ll warp the stolons around the pot for the first little bit to keep it looking bushy.

Episcia 'Jim's Patches' - Roots
The roots growing down below the waterline have no problems at…

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