Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus longicaulis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


Posted by plantladylin (Florida Zone 9b, 10a) on Oct 7, 2011 6:19 PM

Native primarily to Southeast Asia, Aeschynanthus longicaulis is a herbaceous perennial in the Gesneriaceae family. The blooms are greenish-yellow in color and not very showy, therefore this plant is primarily grown for its attractive mottled foliage. Like other "Lipstick Plants," its trailing habit makes it perfect for hanging baskets. It requires bright light but no direct sun, which will scorch and fade the leaves. This plant is often confused with and sometimes sold as A. longicaulis Black Pagoda, which is incorrect as the cultivar Black Pagoda has orange flowers.

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