Baby Plant - Curly Lipstick (Aeschynanthus Radicans)
Pot diameter - 7cm
Grow lipstick plant in a medium to bright indirect light spot. The more light it gets, the better lipstick plant will bloom. If you have a lipstick plant that won't produce flowers, try moving it to a brighter spot. However, do not place it in a location where the plant receives direct sunlight or the foliage can burn.
When it comes to properly watering your Lipstick Plant, it is best to allow the top quarter of soil to dry before watering. In fact, waiting to water until the top portion of soil is dry actually promotes blooming.
Spring through Summer: During the active growing season, you may have to water an average of once weekly.
Fall through Winter: During the cooler months of the year, the Lipstick Plant’s growth slows, so therefore it requires less water. You will probably only need to water once every two to three weeks.
Indoor temperatures ranging between 75°F to 85°F promote the best growth and flowering. Lipstick Plants will tolerate temperatures down to 60°F but the growth slows. When indoor temperatures drop to 50°F or lower, the plant suffers tissue damage and leaf drop. Just remember, these plants are native to tropical locations where temperatures throughout the year are consistently warm.
Since Lipstick Plants are native to tropical rainforests, where humidity levels are consistently high, it is important you replicate the humid conditions indoors. Creating humidity for an indoor plant is easy and you have several options for meeting your Lipstick Plant’s needs for healthy growth.
You can also feed the Lipstick Plant using a water-soluble houseplant blend applied at half-strength. Throughout the growing season of spring through summer, feed the Lipstick plant every two weeks. Stop the feedings while the plant is dormant in fall and winter.
Lipstick Plants are considered non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
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