Care of Lipstick plant - Knowledgebase Question

Shelby, MT
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Question by parson5
January 18, 1998
I have a Lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus). What kind of care does it require?

Answer from NGA
January 18, 1998
Your lipstick plant will have leathery leaves, trailing stems and two-inch long, red, tubular flowers. It likes average household temperatures in the summer and cool temperatures in the winter. It needs bright light, but not direct sunshine. Water freelyin spring and summer and sparingly in the winter, using tepid water. Mist the leaves frequently in the summer, as it likes humidity when it flowers. Once it stops flowering, cut the stems back so it doesn't become straggly. It will put out new stems and leaves in the spring before it blooms.

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