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Aeschynanthus 'Lipstick'

Aeschynanthus 'Lipstick'

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The Aeschynanthus radicans 'Lipstick' is a striking houseplant celebrated for its vibrant, tube-shaped flowers and glossy, green foliage. The plant's leaves are lance-shaped and create a lush, dense backdrop. The vivid red flowers, resembling tubes of lipstick, emerge from dark maroon buds, making a bold statement. This Aeschynanthus exhibits a trailing growth habit, making it perfect for hanging baskets or as a cascading accent. When fully mature, 'Lipstick' typically reaches a length of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Aeschynanthus radicans

Common: Lipstick Plant, Curly Lipstick Vine

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • This plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct morning or late afternoon sun.
  • Trim back any leggy growth and remove dead or yellow leaves to maintain shape and encourage new growth.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Gesneriaceae family, also known as the African Violet family, which is a large family flowering plants that includes over 3,200 species.
  • Aeschynanthus is native to the humid rainforests of Southeast Asia.
  • The Lipstick Plant gets its name from its bright, tubular flowers that emerge from a darker-colored tube, resembling a lipstick.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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