Add texture to your hanging plant collection, with this Lipstick variety, a plant with distinctive shaggy texture and glossy appearance!
Its seasonal bright red flowers emerging from maroon buds reminiscent of a tube of lipstick made it earn the Lipstick Plant name.
The Aeschynanthus japhrolepis is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia where it grows from tree branches (making it an epiphytic plant). Lipstick Plants are easy to look after and with the right care you will be rewarded with flowers year after year.
Low-Maintenance Beauty: Caring for this plant is a breeze. With the right attention, you'll enjoy its stunning flowers year after year.
Even if you're not a seasoned plant enthusiast, the Lipstick Plant's ease of care makes it an excellent choice for beginners.
Tropical epiphyte: it grows on tree branches as an epiphytic plant, making it a perfect hanging plant for tall surfaces in your home.
Its tropical roots make it an ideal choice for those looking to create a lush indoor paradise.
Fun Fact: The name Aeschynanthus comes from the Greek contraction of aischuno (shy) and anthos (flower), so the literal translation is 'shy red flower'.
Lipstick Plant Care Guide
Loves bright light but not direct sunlight - it scorches its leaves.
Prefers soil on the dry side but please never leave it totally dry. It can withstand a certain amount of drought but not overwatering so please don't let it sit in water. Partial to regular misting is recommended.
Normal room temperature is ideal, but keep away from hot or cold draughts.
Feed it with regular liquid fertiliser during spring and summer every 2-3 weeks
The best time to prune it is after flowering season. Keep its stems from getting straggly to encourage thicker growth. Or, just pick off any dry leaves and let it grow wild!
The most common issue with this plant leaf-drop - if more than the top inch of its soil is dry, please water it more. If you notice yellow leaves, it probably needs more light.
Lipstick Plant General Information
Native to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Vines can grow up to 1m in length indoors, if cared for well.