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The ultimate plant care guide for the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

Do you want to have a beautiful, unique houseplant that will last for many years? Then the Aeschynanthus, also known as the Lipstick Plant, is a perfect choice! This guide will provide you with all of the information and tips you need to properly care for your Lipstick Plant.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

The Aeschynanthus is an evergreen perennial native to Southeast Asia. It features long stems covered in small oval leaves and produces clusters of bright red or pink flowers that look like tubes of lipstick - hence its common name! With proper care and attention, your Lipstick Plant can thrive in your home for many years!

Let's dive right in and learn how we can take care of our Aeschynanthus

Summary of Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) care

Find out what the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)!

Watering your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) thrives in moist (no wet) soil, so make sure to regularly check the soil to see if you need to water it again.

Sunlight for your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.

Fertilizing your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.

Soil for your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.

Temperature for the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 27°C (64 - 80°F).

Propagating the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

To propagate the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant), you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) and plant that in moist soil.

Repotting the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)

You should repot your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) once every 2 year(s). This helps your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) plant care

The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)?
The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) thrives in moist (no wet) soil, so make sure to regularly check the soil to see if you need to water it again.
How much sunlight does the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) need?
The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) need?
The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)?
The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.
What is the ideal temperature for the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)?
The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 27°C (64 - 80°F).
How do you propagate the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)?
To propagate the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant), you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) and plant that in moist soil.
How often should you repot the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)?
You should repot your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) once every 2 year(s). This helps your Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) easy to take care of?
The Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant) is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

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