Plant Care Flame Violet

Flame Violet

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Flame Violet has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Flame Violet has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Peacock Plant


Episcia lilacina

How to care for Flame Violet


How often to water your Flame Violet

Water needs for Flame Violet
0.5 cups
every 9

Flame Violet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Flame Violet

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Flame Violet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flame Violet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Flame Violet may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Flame Violet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Flame Violet: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Flame Violet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Flame Violet

Flame Violet

Flame Violet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Flame Violet has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Flame Violet has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Flame Violet has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Flame Violet has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Flame Violet has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Personally, I like this tiny plant now. It's so dainty and look at the color!! (I hope you can see the color of my plant- because that's the reason I could give it three stars.) I purchased this plant as a full, 4" container. There were probably six plants in the pot. This tiny, 2" cup is all I have left. It took me a long time to find the plant's "happy place".

Currently, the plant is in my cabinet with my finicky plants (like the four Calatheas). It sits on the top shelf closest to two grow lights. I have the plastic pot sitting in a tea cup and I keep water in the bottom of the tea cup. It really was difficult to find the right about of soil moisture for this plant. Too much moisture- it's dead. Not enough moisture - it's dead. Too much sun- dead. Not enough light- dead. Dead dead dead. So much death.

It is really easy to propagate though- as my many trials and errors were taking place (and the plant was dying left and right), I pinched off the last bit of the two remaining plants and put them in my cabinet.

After about 12 years ... maybe closer to four months, it's quite stunning.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily

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