Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus Radicans)
Lipstick Vine is a new twist on an old favourite. The leaves have beautiful texture, curling in on each other. The plant is well branched and spills beautifully over the sides of pots or hanging baskets. They make excellent house plants. The lipstick red flowers put on a spectacular show and open almost year round. It is known as the Lipstick Plant because the red flowers gradually emerge from mahogany calyxes.
Botanical Name / family
Yes, Aeschynanthus are non-toxic to animals
Size (Can grow to)
Stems can reach 10 to 30cm. Trim stems to keep the plant tight and bushy.
Bushy/Trailing. They grow at a moderate to steady pace, pinch out the growing tips to encourage a bushy plant and encourage more blooms.
Bight/indirect light. Indoors they grow well in artificial light, or by a bright window – if there is not enough light you will know because they won’t set flower. In too much light the foliage will scorch.
Low/Medium. They require low to moderate water. A liquid feed every couple of months will help keep them looking exceptional with shiny leaves. They are epiphytes so drainage is very important.