An avid flowering tropical that pushes out the new flowers just like a tube of lipstick!
Common Names: Lipstick Plant, Lipstick Vine
Growth: Trailing vine
Light: Bright indirect
Foot Candles: 175 - 225
Water: Allow to partially dry
Temperature: 18°C - 26°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Hanging basket
Nutrients: 10-15-10 Spring & Summer
Propagation: Seed, cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Hang in windows, living walls, filler plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when over-watered. Requires high light and humid conditions to flower reliably.
Comments: Some species can be grown for both foliage and flowers, such as Aeschynanthus marmoratus. In Greek, the botanical name means Shame Flower. Flowers resemble a tube of lipstick being pushed out. Remove spent flowers to reinvigorate new growth.