[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']
[Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']

JUANITA [Lipstick vine 'Japhrolepis']

Aeschynanthus japhrolepis

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Full of fabulous rich green foliage, this Lipstick vine will enthrall you year-round. In summer it can also produce showy pinkish red flowers. It's a handsome plant, just as gorgeous hanging, or left to trail down a shelf or table. 

Comes in a 14cm hanging grow pot. Hanging hook can be un-clipped. Decorative pots sold separately.

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79, Western Cape R89. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for Juanita

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, allowing the top layer to dry out before watering again. Reduce watering in winter.

Feeding

Feed monthly with an organic fertiliser to keep up bushy growth. 

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

Pruning your Lipstick vine is not essential, but can help if you want a bushier plant. Just pinch off the new growth at the end of leggy vines. 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.