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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)
Plant Height: 12 inches to 14 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Red
Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Lipstick Plant

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Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2023-05-01
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-03-04
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: 2013-05-18
Location: Monroe, WI
Date: 2016-11-26
Lipstick plant in my greenhouse.    This is its 2nd season.
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2023-05-01
New growth after being drastically cut back.
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-01-19
Lipstick plant indoors showing growth over three feet long with b
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-05-21
Location: Golden, CO
Date: 3/4/23

Date: 2021-09-19

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-06-20
Very red foliage from the sun
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-02-11
Blooming in the heart of winter!
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-02-11
Blooming indoors in the midst of winter: Lipstick!
Location: My garden
Date: July 2019
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-01-19
Calyces in mid winter indoors in north-central MA. This plant blo
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-06-21
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-02-11
Why it's called a lipstick plant!
Location: My garden
Date: July 2019
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-01-19
calyces in mid winter. This plant blooms twice each year and is v
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-04-25
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-29
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2008-08-01 
Aeschynanthus micranthus
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-12-05
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Il.
Date: 2016-03-26
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Il.
Date: 2016-03-26
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-10-04 
No identification on this one but I love the variegated foliage.
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-10-20
Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 21, 2011 12:56 PM concerning plant:
    Native to the rain forests of Southeast Asia, Aeschynanthus are perennial trailing to semi-trailing epiphytes that have become popular houseplants. They require bright light but no direct sun and a well draining potting medium. Some Lipstick Plants have thick, waxy succulent type foliage, while others have soft leaves. Most are drought tolerant and soil should be allowed to dry somewhat between watering. The flowers emerge from a calyx giving them the appearance of a bright tube of lipstick and the flower colors range in shades of bright red, orange or yellow. The Lipstick Plant looks great in a hanging basket with the stems trailing over the edge.
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