Aeschynanthus

The famous Lipstick plant!
Common name : Aeschynanthus
Scientific name : Aeschynanthus spp.
Family : Gesneriaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Aeschynanthus is a genus of about 150 species of evergreen subtropical plants in the family Gesneriaceae. They are usually trailing epiphytes with brightly colored flowers. The common name for some species is "lipstick plant", which comes from the appearance of the developing buds. Several species are valued in temperate climates as houseplants, notably A. longicaulis, A. pulcher and A. radicans.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 15 - 60
pH 5 - 7

Plant my aeschynanthus

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my aeschynanthus

Water regulary in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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