The Aeschynantuus Radicans, also known as the Lipstick Plant, is an evergreen, tropical houseplant. It gets its name from the vibrant red and tubular flowers they bloom. Burgundy flowers grow in clusters around the waxy, glossy, green foliage. They have a cascading growth habit that makes them perfect for tall shelves or hanging baskets.
The lipstick plant will appreciate bright, filtered light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Too little light will result in leaf drop.
The lipstick plant likes to be kept in consistently moist soil during their growing season. Although, watering too often and over saturating the soil can lead to root rot, leaf drop, and fungal issues. Do not let the soil try out completely. Letting it dry about two inches on the top soil is good for your Lipstick Plant.
- Temp & Humidity
The lipstick plant lights a warm, humid environment. Temperatures dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit is not ideal. Keep your Lipstick plant in temperatures between 65-75, average room temperature. Avoid placing close to drafty windows, doors, or A/C vents.
The lipstick plant will do great in regular, well aerated, potting soil. We recommend Fox Farm Potting Soil for added nutrients and drainage! Adding sand or sphagnum moss helps add the drainage that your lipstick requires to thrive.
Regularly applying fertilizer, every 2-3 weeks during the growing season will benefit your lipstick plant greatly.
- Pet Friendly?
Yes, your lipstick plant is pet friendly but for it to thrive, be sure it is not constantly being munched on by pets.
- Is the lipstick plant a Hoya?
No, the lipstick plant is it own plant. This plants scientific name is Aeschynanthus Radicans whereas Hoya is it own type of plant. They look very similar when it comes to their foliage but their blooms are quite different.