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Lipstick Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aeschynanthus radicans syn. Aeschynanthus lobbianus

 

Lipstick Plant

The Aeschynanthus lipstick vine has pointy, waxy leaves and blooms with bright clusters of red blossoms. These flowers emerge from a maroon bud resembling a tube of lipstick from which the plant derives its common name. It can be quite scraggly, but given good light and proper care, it will mature into an attractive basket plant.

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plant Features
  • Lipstick Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Lipstick Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lipstick Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Lipstick Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lipstick Plant

Latin name

Aeschynanthus radicans syn. Aeschynanthus lobbianus

type

Houseplant

family

Gesneriaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lipstick Plant likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Lipstick Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Lipstick Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Lipstick Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lipstick Plant is 0.45meters x 0.10meters 0.45 M 0.10 M

Aeschynanthus radicans syn. Aeschynanthus lobbianus

The Aeschynanthus lipstick vine has pointy, waxy leaves and blooms with bright clusters of red blossoms. These flowers emerge from a maroon bud resembling a tube of lipstick from which the plant derives its common name. It can be quite scraggly, but given good light and proper care, it will mature into an attractive basket plant.


Planting indoors.

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

To display its cascading habit perfectly, plant in a hanging basket. The plant needs bright light for a portion of the day, but not all day long. Avoid placing it in full sun. It should be grown in a room temperature of 21-27C for maximum bloom but will flower to a lesser degree in a temperature as low as 16C.

 
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