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Aeschynanthus species /Lipstick Plant


Lipstick plant growing in hanging container

Shows how it got its name

Plant coming into bloom

Large flowering plant in hanging basket

Tubular red flowers arise from darker calyx

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Scientific Name: Aeschynanthus species
Common Name: Lipstick Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 11, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Stricking tubular flowers last only a day or two, but plants bloom over several months. Red flowers arise from a darker, tubular calyx which is similar to the way lipstick rises from a tube. Popular plant for hanging baskets and other containers.