Episcias are lovely trailing plants native to Central and South America, Brazil, the West Indies. An Episcia Plant is grown for its colorful textured leaves and small but pretty flowers. This is a beautiful unique houseplant, but not for beginners.
The most popular variety of the Episcia Plant is the Flame Violet which has silver veined leaves and bears tubular orange-red flowers about 3/4″ in size. The Episcia has never become as popular as its close relative the African Violet because they require more care. Episcias grow in a very unique manner. Each plant sends out runners called stolons which trail over the edge of the container or across the soil in the pot. New plants are propagated from these runners.