The lipstick plant is a beautiful flowering indoor plant prized for its bright foliage and interesting blooms. It gets its name because flower buds appear. Nothing illuminates a room like a flowering plant. The Aeschynanthus lipstick vine has waxy, pointed leaves and flowers with bright flower clusters.
From a dark brown cocoon sprout flowers of a bright red color reminiscent of a lipstick tube. Growing lipstick plants is not difficult, and with proper care, you are rewarded with continuous blooms. You'll find several species of Eschynanthus labeled Lipstick Plant or Lipstick Vine. Aeschynanthus radicans is one of the most popular for indoor cultivation.
A lipstick plant belongs to the genus Aeschynanthus “pulcher”, which means “pretty” or “beautiful” and refers to the plant's vibrantly colored flowers. To confuse things, a lipstick plant can also be classified as Aeschynanthus radicans. Lipstick plants were originally found growing in the tropical and subtropical regions of Malaysia and Indochina. Although they are relatives of the somewhat delicate African violet plant, lipstick plants are indoor plants with indoor flowers that look beautiful and look beautiful hanging in a bright spot in the house.
If you want an elegant, draped plant that blooms from time to time all year round, a lipstick plant is a great option. These plants require a lot of bright, indirect light and the high humidity helps them grow even faster. Pruning is best done during the spring-summer growing season and after the lipstick plant finishes blooming. One thing worth noting is that the lipstick plant isn't one to choose to add a fragrant scent to your home.
Black spots on the leaves of lipstick plants usually indicate that the plant has a fungal disease called botrytis. Hang a lipstick plant on the ceiling, place it on a wall light or place one on a table, you'll love how they light up your home all year round. If the lipstick plant has stems that are getting long and lagging, which means the leaves are smaller and more extended on the stem, it's probably not getting enough light. Aeschynanthus radicans, more commonly known as a lipstick plant, is a popular and eye-catching tropical evergreen perennial, often cultivated as a houseplant.
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. Creating moisture for an indoor plant is easy and you have several options to meet your lipstick plant's needs for healthy growth. However, especially in winter, lipstick plants may enjoy spraying them occasionally with water from a spray bottle. Curly lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus radicans' Curly '), the most exclusive variety of lipstick plant, has dark green wavy and curly leaves and produces bright red tubular flowers.
If you see clusters of small areas similar to a cotton nest on your lipstick plant, I'm sorry to say that you're likely to have a mealybug infestation. Given the popularity of lipstick plants, it's not surprising that several cultivars have been developed. I have three different varieties, and they were all labeled a “lipstick plant”, so I've done a lot of research on what versions it probably has.