The Aeschynanthus lipstick plant has pointy, waxy leaves and blooms with bright clusters of flowers. Vivid red blossoms emerge from a dark maroon bud reminiscent of a tube of lipstick. Growing lipstick plants is not difficult, and with proper care you get rewarded with continuous flowers.
POSITION It appreciates a spot where it can receive indirect light as direct sunlight can scorch its leaves. Keeping it a few feet from a well lit window where it can receive bright diffused light is ideal. Bright light will also encourage it to flower.
WATER The lipstick plant likes to dry out between waterings, so feel the soil with your finger a few inches down to ensure it isn’t moist right beneath the surface. Be wary of overwatering with this plant as it can be prone to root rot. The key signs of overwatering are yellowing or mushy stalks or leaves. If you find this occurring then it’s best to let the soil dry out completely before watering again, and to follow careful watering patterns going forward.
Pictured here in a 13cm pot, it will be shipped potted.