AYANDA [Lipstick Plant]

Aeschynanthus speciosus

R 299.00
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For a pop of colour, you can't go wrong with the Lipstick Plant. Originating from Malaysia, the unusual & striking aeschynanthus species are naturally vining plants that are easy to grow, provided you keep them warm, well-lit & slightly moist during flowering. The blooms, which resemble a tube of lipstick, last throughout Summer and Autumn. Ayanda can bloom year round if kept warm during winter.  

Comes in a 12cm grow pot. Decorative pot sold separately.

Caring for Ayanda

Light

Lipstick plants need bright filtered light for flowering. An east facing windowsill is ideal, or a brightly lit patio position that's sheltered from direct sun. Be careful of harsh afternoon sun, or direct rays that could scorch leaves.

Water & humidity

Lipstick vines are susceptible to root rot from overwatering, so ensure they are not soggy or sitting in water. Keep the soil just slightly moist during summer when the plant is flowering. Allow the top 1-2cm of soil to dry out in winter before watering again.

Feeding

Feed monthly with an organic fertiliser to help keep those flowers blooming. 

Re-potting

Lipstick Plants like being root bound. Only re-pot if necessary. An indoor potting mix will do, however if you're prone to overwatering add a handful of succulent mix, perlite or pumice stones to aid drainage. Even if not re-potting, top up with fresh soil every few months to keep up nutrient levels.

Atrium Top Tip

After flowering, trim back the stems to keep the plant looking neat. Yellow leaves could indicate the plant needs more water or light. Always check the soil to see how dry it is before watering. If it's wet, don't water.  

Quirky plant fact

Lipstick Vines are epiphytes found in the Malaysian jungle. Epiphytes grow on other plants, like trees, and derive water & nutrients from the air, just like orchids do.  

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