Aeschynanthus 'pink polka' (lipstick plant)

The lipstick plant gets it's name from the shape of the lipstick tube flowers it produces. It's great as a hanging plant and likes humidity so would do well in a bathroom with enough indirect bright light.

Please note, the planter is not included in the price.

Watering

Water regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.

Light requirements 

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves. 

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close to the next stem or the base of the plant as possible
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth)

For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our guide: https://www.underleaf-plants.com/pages/plant-care-101

Dimensions

Pot size: 15cm / Height: 50cm

Origin

Native totropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.

Toxicity

No known toxic effects to cats, dogs, other pets or humans.

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