Aeschynanthus 'Mona Lisa' (Lipstick Plant)
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Aeschynanthus radicans, commonly called lipstick plant or lipstick vine, is an epiphytic evergreen vine with slender trailing and arching stems originating in tree branches. It gets its name because the flower buds peek out of dark-red coloured tubes, looking like a miniature tube of lipstick. Its leaves are dark green, elliptical, fleshy and smooth-edged.
They do particularly well in hanging baskets or other containers where the long vines can hang freely and boast their glossy green leaves.
Bright indirect light. Avoid direct sun.Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the topsoil (3-4 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch. Allow the top 25% of the soil to dry out before watering.Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.20 - 30 °CFeed every two weeks with diluted plant food in summer and spring.
Water when the soil is visually dry; don’t overwater. They can tolerate periods of dryness with no harm. Drafts or improper watering may cause the lower leaves to drop. If the plants look straggly, prune the longest stems back as far as 2 inches. If new growth does not appear, reduce water and withhold fertilizer.
After the flowering cycle is complete. Repot when plants look too big for the container. They can remain in a limited space for a long time without harm.
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