Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus)

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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
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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Posted by plantladylin (Florida Zone 9b, 10a) on Oct 21, 2011 12:56 PM

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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