Aeschynanthus Mona Lisa


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Lipstick Plant

  • Commonly known as the lipstick plant because of the tubular scarlet flowers, these are held near the tips of the trailing stems by a darker sheath-like calyx.
  • This gorgeous houseplant looks great cascading over the edges of the pot, even when not in flower.
  • Although its easy to grow they do have certain requirements. They are used to the humidity of tropical rain forests so mist the leaves every week and keep them warm as possible.

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  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 0.6 m in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    16 cm Hanging Pot

  • Season of Interest

    All year round

  • Light Required

    Lipstick plants need regular watering to make sure the soil never completely dries out. To know how often to water a lipstick plant, gently press the soil. The top 1” (2.5 cm) of the earth should be dry. Water more frequently in summer when the weather is hot.

  • Watering

    Water your Christmas cactus only when the soil gets dry to the touch. But during the flowering season, it is crucial to keep the soil evenly moist by misting it frequently.

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Lipstick plants need soil that is consistently moist but well-draining. Grow your lipstick plant in a bright location away from direct sunlight. Ideal temperatures are between 65 and 80°F (18 – 30°C) with high humidity. Feed your plant once a month with organic plant fertilizer.

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