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

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

Plant my aeschynanthus

Plant your aeschynanthus in a pot, in a airy and well-drained soil: a mixture of potting soil with 1/4 of sand is ideal. Bright light but no direct sun is preferable, in a room where the temperature stays between 15 (winter) and 25 ° C (summer) Pro-tip : a true "winter" season for at least a month, with lower temperatures, is the key to good blooming !

Water my aeschynanthus

Water regularly in the first 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 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 !

Fertilize my aeschynanthus

From March to October, add special liquid orchid fertilizer twice a month.

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