- Easy Care, Blooming Tropical Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 2-5 feet
- Pet Safe
Lipstick Plant, also known as Aeschynanthus radicans, is a tropical vine that is shockingly easy to care for. The reddish blooms emerge from darker tubes like tiny lipstick tubes. The glossy medium-green leaves grow dense on long trailing stems. Lipstick Plant, Lipstick Vine, or Basket Vine are common names of this plant.
Best Locations For Growing Lipstick Plant
This vining plant will brighten any area of the house that has indirect and filtered light. The humidity does not need to be high for Lipstick Plant, but a sunny bathroom or kitchen would be perfect. This plant can be placed outdoors in a shady or dappled shade area in the summer. No parts of the Lipstick Plant are known to be poisonous.
Lipstick Plant Sunlight Requirements
Indirect sun or a spot with filtered sunlight will keep the plant blooming most of the year. Lipstick Plant will survive in lower light conditions but may not bloom well.
Lipstick Plant Care
Pot this epiphytic plant in indoor potting soil that has mixed perlite or orchid bark. The extra drainage helps the roots stay healthy. Regular misting with a spray bottle or using a cool mist humidifier in the winter will maintain the humid atmosphere this plant loves. Regular trimming of the stems will help to keep this plant growing bushy and full. Sudden temperature changes will stress the Lipstick Plant and cause leaf or flower drop. Keep the plant out of drafty areas and away from air conditioning vents.
Watering Lipstick Plant
Watering needs to be kept restrained. Lipstick Plants like to dry out in between watering and do not like to sit in standing water for any time. Only water if the top 2 inches of potting soil are dry.
Feeding Lipstick Plant
Monthly feeding with a liquid orchid food or seaweed emulsion during the blooming period will encourage profuse blooming. In the winter, when blooming has stopped, fertilizing can also be stopped until the following spring.
Lipstick Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 2-5 feet|
|Mature Spread: 2-3 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow|
|Flower Shade/Description: Red, Orange, and Combinations Of Red, Yellow and Orange|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Cream and Green Variegated Leaves|
|Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Lipstick Plant|
|Other Name(s): Lipstick Vine|
|Scientific Name: Aeschynanthus radicans|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.