Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans)

Common names:
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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)
Plant Height: 8 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches - 36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Photo taken on December 25, 2018

Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 4, 2011 3:34 PM

Aeschynanthus radicans is in the Gesneriad family of plants (African Violets, Streptocarpus, Chirita etc.) and requires much the same care as it's cousins, bright light and a well draining potting medium. A. radicans has small succulent like leaves with a trailing habit so it makes a wonderful plant for hanging baskets. The plant gets it's common name of "Lipstick Plant" due to the appearance of the bright red buds that emerge from dark maroon calyxes, resembling tubes of lipstick.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lipstick or Goldfish plant? by seaecho Sep 11, 2014 1:27 PM 12
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