Aeschynanthus japhrolepsis

  • Aka: Lipstick plant
  • Origin: Indonesia, Malaysia
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Temperature: 15 - 28°C, Hardiness 10-12. Humidity: 50-80%

An easy hanging plant with long slim light green leaves and a prolific flowerer of deep red flowers common to the lipstick plant family, it can also climb up a trellis of 1.5 meters high.

Requires lots of humidity, bright light, well-draining succulent soil and leave to dry little than too soggy, especially during flowering period. Prune back after flowering by cutting directly above a leaf to promote thicker growth. The cutting can be placed in water to root or dipping the stem in rooting hormone and placed into moist succulent soil. Use diluted liquid or slow-release fertiliser every 2-3 weeks during spring to mid-summer.

Prone to mealybugs, root rot and mould.

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