Aeschynanthus radicans/Lipstick Plant

Aeschynanthus radicans / Aeschynanthus radicans
Tubular flowers and foliage of the lipstick plant
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Tubular flowers and foliage of the lipstick plant

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Scientific Name: Aeschynanthus radicans
Common Name: Lipstick Plant
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a tropical epiphyte that cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. In its native land it grows in the rain forest in the angles of limbs and branches of trees. It grows in the humus that accumulates in these areas. It makes a good summer flowering container plant. Provide morning sunlight for good blooming, but protection from hot afternoon sun.