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The species many people know as the "chocolate soldier" or "flame violet" plant, it is in the parentage of many episcia hybrids.  A lovely plant with quilted, chocolate leaves having broad silver veining in center and orange-red blooms.  An easy grower than can make a spectacular display.  


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Average Rating 5 out of 5


Love this Espicia! Beautiful blooms. Will buy again from Violet Barn! They packages plants really good. Great African Violets too! TAKE A LOOK!!

Carol Horne Nov 12 2022, 20:26 PM

Episcia cupreata is a visual feast!

Can be grown as an hanging basket, or with a little judicious pruning of runners can be grown as a more contained and mounded plant in a broad, flat saucer of bulb pan. Easier culture than most - don't overlook this variety if you are just starting out with episcias.

Anonymous Nov 29 2021, 14:37 PM

So happy to have a Cupreata again!

Was given an Episcia long, long ago and loved it! It was such a beautiful plant but unfortunately it didn't survive my move to foggy San Francisco. Thank you Violet Barn for cultivating these plants and for the careful packaging. It arrived just before a hot week in late June and it is bringing me such joy! It's been a little over a month since it arrived and the Cupreata looks happy and healthy. It has already developed two sets of leaves and the flowers look like they're ready to bloom. Definitely planning to purchase another plant to pair up in a terrarium for the winter. Thank you again for you passion for these plants!

Heidi Miller Jul 13 2021, 18:56 PM

Great episcia

I love this plant. Beautiful flowers and leaves! They are a really good quality and great care takin to packaging.

Anonymous Jul 12 2021, 20:56 PM


This was the first Episcia that I grew. Beautiful rich looking leaves and very striking, abundant blooms.

Anonymous Jul 13 2020, 00:39 AM


I'm loving my episcia so easy to grow. Such beautiful leaves & blooms are a bonus.

Liza Ponce May 22 2020, 17:34 PM

Episcia cupreata

Well its been several years since I ordered plants and this one was a hit out of the park. I've see a lot of episcia in the past but no one growes and ships the most healty plants of all.still have several more to get when back in stock. Thanks Ron

Ronald A Waling Jr Oct 10 2019, 19:32 PM

1st but still a favorite

The first variety of episcia I owned and one of the few available that many years ago, but still remains one of my favorites.

Anonymous Jul 17 2019, 19:11 PM

A real eye catcher!

Episcia ‘Cupreata’ is absolutely beautiful! The stunning orange red flowers are a spectacular contrast with the bright foliage! A prolific bloomer. Beautiful plant in a terrarium. Easy to grow. Highly recommend. It’s been years since I’ve had one and I can hardly wait for my order!

Debbie Beck Apr 18 2019, 21:57 PM

Hearts Delight

Love the amazing variety of episcias found at Violet Barn. I ordered these for my daughter in Indiana because they are not easily found where she lives. They were packed with precision and care and arrived perfectly. The plants you offer are young and healthy and grow into beautiful flowering delights!

Carol Bowen Jun 28 2018, 19:13 PM

Love this plant

Received the plant in really good shape. Lovely plant. Very pleased.

Judy Britton Apr 27 2016, 09:17 AM

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