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.
Sowing & planting
15 - 60
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.