A gorgeous variety of Aeschyanthus with dark green rubbery leaves with a patterned maroon veining and purply-red under side. This striking species is part of the Gesneriaceae, the Aeschycanthus genus has adapted to be epiphytes that naturally grow up high in trees. These plants look stunning in a hanging pot and are happy trailing down with vines growing up to one metre long.
Current Pot Size: 80mm
Synonyms: Aeschynanthus marmoratus, Zebra basket plant, lipstick vine.
Origin: Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand.
Light: Category 3-5 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Soil type x (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings.
Flowering: Blooms sporadically in Spring in Summer - Bright orange to red flowers resembling lips painted with bright lipstick will grow profusely given enough light and fertiliser.
Maintenance: Trim back foliage during active growth to make the plant even bushier.