Lipstick plants aren't toxic to pets or humans, so it's safe to grow them close to cats, dogs, and children. Lipstick plants are one of my favorites and, in addition to not being toxic to cats and dogs, they are quite easy to care for. Lipstick plants are considered non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses. This plant is classified as poisonous, so if small sections are eaten, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite may occur.
Consumption of large quantities must be addressed quickly; seek medical assistance for more information. The condition is most common during winter, when the nights are cold and the days are warm, and there is an increase in humidity in the plant. Since lipstick plants are native to tropical rainforests, where humidity levels are consistently high, it's important to replicate humid indoor conditions. The lipstick plant, also called Lipstick Vine, is native to the tropical and humid jungles of Java, north of the Malacca Peninsula, where long, creeping vines grow and move along trees.
Dip the bottom of the new cuttings in the rooting hormone and plant it in the container, you can plant several cuttings in the same container if you wish. It's easy to see where the plant comes from and its common name, Lipstick Plant, as bright 2-inch reddish orange tubular flowers with yellow throats emerge from its calyx that look like lipstick tubes. During the dormant period, only supplement once or twice until the following spring, using a general fertilizer for indoor plants. However, do not place it in a place where the plant gets direct sunlight or the foliage could get burned.
Place the plant in the new container and fill the area around the plant, taking care not to change the height of the soil line in the plant. Feed every four waters during the growth period and every six in autumn and winter, with a fertilizer labeled “Indoor Plant”. Once the weather is warmer in spring, if you want your lipstick plant to get some rest from indoor growth, you can place it outside in a partially shaded location. Each stem should be trimmed to a length of about 6 inches to maximize new growth, but if the plant seems a bit neglected, you can trim the longer vines to just 2 inches.
The beautiful dark green leaves add a tropical element to the home and this plant is also suitable for outdoor planting in warmer climates. If you think your pet tends to chew on your Christmas cacti, it's best to keep these plants out of reach. Whether you're a novice or experienced gardener, keep reading because we've outlined all the best tips for properly growing and caring for a thriving indoor lipstick plant. To promote thicker growth, you can prune the long stems of your lipstick plant, cutting off about a third.