Episcia ‘Cleopatra’ is a classic cultivar, introduced in 1963 as a sport of E. ‘Frosty’. Its pale pink, green and white leaf colors were a sensation, and it has been widely grown ever since. Flowers, rarely produced, are bright red. Many look-alike cultivars have been produced, with paler or darker foliage colors, or variations on the pattern.
Often grown enclosed in a glass container, the cultivar requires warmth and humidity to do well.
A slightly different cultivar, often referred to as E. ‘Cleopatra’ (Canadian Clone) is said to be hardier than the original, perhaps with stronger colors. We are listing it here, although it might warrant a separate page.
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